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Catching up with Glenn Shepard: Interview to launch benefit photography sale with Linda Matney Gallery

Glenn H. Shepard , May 22nd, 2020


This interview launches a new partnership with Linda Matney Gallery. Proceeds from the sale of selected photographs will directly support vital health services including emergency Covid-19 prevention …


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Toé (Brugmansia suaveolens): The Path of Day and Night [excerpt]

Glenn H. Shepard , September 28th, 2019


The Path of DayHenchi, a young man from a remote Matsigenka native community in Peru’s Manu National Park, left home one morning to go hunting in the vast…


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The Awakening of the Waters: Clean water, health and village sanitation in the Peruvian Amazon

Glenn H. Shepard , February 1st, 2018


So it was, long ago, people had no clean water to drink. Instead, they drank from muddy swamps and stagnant puddles of algae and slime. One day, Shigentiri,…


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The Awakening of the Waters: Clean water, health and village sanitation in the Peruvian Amazon

Glenn H. Shepard , January 31st, 2018


So it was, long ago, people had no clean water to drink. Instead, they drank from muddy swamps and stagnant puddles of algae and slime. One day, Shigentiri,…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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The hummingbird shamans of Peru: Excerpt from "Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon"

Glenn H. Shepard , September 20th, 2017


Abanti blew the tobacco with fast furious puffs. The snuff entered my nostrils as a sequence of chartreuse explosions that expanded in chain reaction and spread backwards and…


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Water in Yomibato: Guest post by National Geographic writer Emma Marris

Glenn H. Shepard , May 13th, 2016


I traveled last November to Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon with writer Emma Marris to guide her among the Matsigenka people for a story she published this…


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Water in Yomibato: Guest post by National Geographic writer Emma Marris

Glenn H. Shepard , May 13th, 2016


I traveled last November to Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon with writer Emma Marris to guide her among the Matsigenka people for a story she published this…


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Water in Yomibato: Guest post by National Geographic writer Emma Marris

Glenn H. Shepard , May 13th, 2016


I traveled last November to Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon with writer Emma Marris to guide her among the Matsigenka people for a story she published this…


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Water in Yomibato: Guest post by National Geographic writer Emma Marris

Glenn H. Shepard , May 13th, 2016


I traveled last November to Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon with writer Emma Marris to guide her among the Matsigenka people for a story she published this…


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The Vampire Pipeline: Unhealth and undevelopment in the lower Urubamba

Glenn H. Shepard , September 30th, 2015


The Vilcabamba mountain range, last holdout of the Inca empire in the 16th century, looms in the distance as a man in a cotton tunic and baseball cap…


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The Vampire Pipeline: Unhealth and undevelopment in the lower Urubamba

Glenn H. Shepard , September 30th, 2015


The Vilcabamba mountain range, last holdout of the Inca empire in the 16th century, looms in the distance as a man in a cotton tunic and baseball cap…


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The Vampire Pipeline: Unhealth and undevelopment in the lower Urubamba

Glenn H. Shepard , September 30th, 2015


The Vilcabamba mountain range, last holdout of the Inca empire in the 16th century, looms in the distance as a man in a cotton tunic and baseball cap…


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The Vampire Pipeline: Unhealth and undevelopment in the lower Urubamba

Glenn H. Shepard , September 30th, 2015


The Vilcabamba mountain range, last holdout of the Inca empire in the 16th century, looms in the distance as a man in a cotton tunic and baseball cap…


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Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: Excerpt from ‘Broad Street’

Glenn H. Shepard , June 30th, 2015


Never tell a Matsigenka shaman his tobacco snuff is anything but katsi, “extremely painful.” I learned this lesson the way I learned most of my lessons during fieldwork…


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Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: Excerpt from ‘Broad Street’

Glenn H. Shepard , June 30th, 2015


Never tell a Matsigenka shaman his tobacco snuff is anything but katsi, “extremely painful.” I learned this lesson the way I learned most of my lessons during fieldwork…


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Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: Excerpt from ‘Broad Street’

Glenn H. Shepard , June 30th, 2015


Never tell a Matsigenka shaman his tobacco snuff is anything but katsi, “extremely painful.” I learned this lesson the way I learned most of my lessons during fieldwork…


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Agony and Ecstasy in the Amazon: Excerpt from ‘Broad Street’

Glenn H. Shepard , June 30th, 2015


Never tell a Matsigenka shaman his tobacco snuff is anything but katsi, “extremely painful.” I learned this lesson the way I learned most of my lessons during fieldwork…


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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…


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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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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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