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Covid-19: Lessons from the Yanomami [New York Times Op-Ed]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 6th, 2020


This essay, which I translated and edited from an original draft written in French by anthropologist Bruce Albert, was first published by the New York Times on April…


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Coronavirus Brings Back Memories: Indigenous priest reflects on the global pandemic [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , April 14th, 2020


Justino Sarmento Rezende, a Salesian priest of the Tuyuka indigenous people from the upper Rio Negro in Brazil, reflects on the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of his…


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Voluntary Isolation in the Age of Coronavirus

Glenn H. Shepard , April 8th, 2020


As governments around the world decide on public health measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, indigenous peoples across the Amazon, from the Madre de Dios region in…


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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The Decade of Contact: Isolated indigneous people in the 21st century [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , October 11th, 2017


José Carlos Meirelles, a retired field agent from Brazil’s National Indian Foundation, FUNAI, refers to the current moment for isolated indigenous people of the Amazon as “The Decade…


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Ceci N’est Pas un Contact: the Fetishization of Isolated Indigenous People [Excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 27th, 2016


Words matter. Peruvian legislation recognizes two categories of indigenous peoples with little or no interaction with outsiders and the state: “peoples in voluntary isolation” and “peoples in initial…


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Ceci N’est Pas un Contact: the Fetishization of Isolated Indigenous People [Excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 27th, 2016


Words matter. Peruvian legislation recognizes two categories of indigenous peoples with little or no interaction with outsiders and the state: “peoples in voluntary isolation” and “peoples in initial…


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Ceci N’est Pas un Contact: the Fetishization of Isolated Indigenous People [Excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 27th, 2016


Words matter. Peruvian legislation recognizes two categories of indigenous peoples with little or no interaction with outsiders and the state: “peoples in voluntary isolation” and “peoples in initial…


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Ceci N’est Pas un Contact: the Fetishization of Isolated Indigenous People [Excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , May 27th, 2016


Words matter. Peruvian legislation recognizes two categories of indigenous peoples with little or no interaction with outsiders and the state: “peoples in voluntary isolation” and “peoples in initial…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Surreal Specters: Martin Gusinde and The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , August 11th, 2015


The surrealists’ 1929 Map of the World depicts Tierra del Fuego as larger than Australia: Martin Gusinde’s photographs show us why. When Martin Gusinde was ordained as a…


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Surreal Specters: Martin Gusinde and The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , August 11th, 2015


The surrealists’ 1929 Map of the World depicts Tierra del Fuego as larger than Australia: Martin Gusinde’s photographs show us why. When Martin Gusinde was ordained as a…


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Surreal Specters: Martin Gusinde and The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , August 11th, 2015


The surrealists’ 1929 Map of the World depicts Tierra del Fuego as larger than Australia: Martin Gusinde’s photographs show us why. When Martin Gusinde was ordained as a…


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Surreal Specters: Martin Gusinde and The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego, reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Glenn H. Shepard , August 11th, 2015


The surrealists’ 1929 Map of the World depicts Tierra del Fuego as larger than Australia: Martin Gusinde’s photographs show us why. When Martin Gusinde was ordained as a…


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Mashco-Piros on the Verge: Missionaries, human safaris, head-ball and a tale of two contacts

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


This is the full text, with additional photos, of a three-part series published concurrently by Indian Country Today Versión en castellano   1. Missionaries and ‘human safaris’ initiate contact…


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Mashco-Piros on the Verge: Missionaries, human safaris, head-ball and a tale of two contacts

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


This is the full text, with additional photos, of a three-part series published concurrently by Indian Country Today Versión en castellano   1. Missionaries and ‘human safaris’ initiate contact…


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Mashco-Piros on the Verge: Missionaries, human safaris, head-ball and a tale of two contacts

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


This is the full text, with additional photos, of a three-part series published concurrently by Indian Country Today Versión en castellano   1. Missionaries and ‘human safaris’ initiate contact…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Mashco-Piros on the Verge: Missionaries, human safaris, head-ball and a tale of two contacts

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


This is the full text, with additional photos, of a three-part series published concurrently by Indian Country Today Versión en castellano   1. Missionaries and ‘human safaris’ initiate contact…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Los mashco-piro al borde: Misioneros, safaris humanos, el juego de pelota y una historia de dos contactos

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


English version 1. Misioneros y safaris humanos inician contacto en el Perú Se siente como un déjà vu: jóvenes desnudos de un grupo indígena aislado se abren paso…


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Los mashco-piro al borde: Misioneros, safaris humanos, el juego de pelota y una historia de dos contactos

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


English version 1. Misioneros y safaris humanos inician contacto en el Perú Se siente como un déjà vu: jóvenes desnudos de un grupo indígena aislado se abren paso…


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Los mashco-piro al borde: Misioneros, safaris humanos, el juego de pelota y una historia de dos contactos

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


English version 1. Misioneros y safaris humanos inician contacto en el Perú Se siente como un déjà vu: jóvenes desnudos de un grupo indígena aislado se abren paso…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Los mashco-piro al borde: Misioneros, safaris humanos, el juego de pelota y una historia de dos contactos

Glenn H. Shepard , September 19th, 2014


English version 1. Misioneros y safaris humanos inician contacto en el Perú Se siente como un déjà vu: jóvenes desnudos de un grupo indígena aislado se abren paso…


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Forget Colonial Myths: Xatanawa contact puts an end to a century of resistance

Glenn H. Shepard , August 20th, 2014


They are young and healthy, with strong bodies and carefully trimmed hair, some bearing delicate designs painted on their faces. They carry fine (and sharp) arrows with impeccably…


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Forget Colonial Myths: Xatanawa contact puts an end to a century of resistance

Glenn H. Shepard , August 20th, 2014


They are young and healthy, with strong bodies and carefully trimmed hair, some bearing delicate designs painted on their faces. They carry fine (and sharp) arrows with impeccably…


→Notes from the Ethnoground

Forget Colonial Myths: Xatanawa contact puts an end to a century of resistance

Glenn H. Shepard , August 20th, 2014


They are young and healthy, with strong bodies and carefully trimmed hair, some bearing delicate designs painted on their faces. They carry fine (and sharp) arrows with impeccably…


→Notes from the Ethnoground