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Cover Art
Author Århem, Kaj.

Title Makuna : portrait of an Amazonian people / Kaj Århem ; photographs by Diego Samper.

Published Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  986.165004983 ARHE MF13    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 172 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168) and index.
Contents 1. Coming Home -- 2. The Makuna World -- 3. The Land -- 4. The Long House -- 5. Making a Living -- 6. The Dance of the Spirits -- 7. The Threat.
Summary "The Makuna of eastern Colombia inhabit an Amazonian rain forest teeming with plant and animal life that provides them not only with a livelihood but also with cultural inspiration that infuses their daily life and frequent ritual performances."--BOOK JACKET. "In full-color photographs and an evocative text, Diego Samper and Kaj Arhem celebrate the natural surroundings, domestic life, and vibrant rituals of a rain-forest people whose cultural future is being jeopardized by outsiders' destruction of their lands."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Samper, Diego.
Subject Macuna Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Macuna Indians -- Religion.
Macuna philosophy.
Shamanism -- Uaupés River Valley (Colombia and Brazil)
Uaupés River Valley (Colombia and Brazil) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 1560988746 (alk. paper)