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The Yaruros of the Capanaparo River, Venezuela

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Description: softcover, 136pp. (15x23), 14 plates
Condition: very good
Weight: 195g.

 

 

 

 

 

Vincenzo Pertullo, The Yaruros of the Capanaparo River, Venezuela, Anthropological Papers, No. 11, Smithonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, United States Government Printing Office, Washington 1939


Preface
Introduction
Tfce Yaruros and their country
Yaruro daily life
The llanos
Physical characteristics
Physical anthropology
Archeology
My journey to and life with the Yaruros
Economic life
Hunting territories
Foods
Property
Division of labor
Hunting and fishing
Food gathering.
Material culture
Canoes
Shelter
Pottery
Clothing
Delousing tool
Carrying nets
Cooking
Storing of food
Social organization and social customs
In-law relations
Inheritance of wives
Life cycle
Birth
Menstruation
Marriage
Sickness and death
Life after death
Play
War
Moral attitudes
Education of children
Grooming
Religion and shamanism
The Yaruro world
The Yaruro universe
Creation legend
Kuma
The land of Kuma
The land of Kiberoh
Religion and shamanism—Continued
Puand,
Hatchawa
Itciai
Flood legend
Shamanism
Female shamanism
Juan Bario on the events of the night
Art
Music
Summary
Language
Grammar
Man and woman language
Parts of the body
Numbers
Points of the compass
Vocabulary
Origin legend
Building a canoe
Story of Katiwe'j
Making a hammock
Carving asabache
Bibliography
Index

 

 

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