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Too-Close Encounters: The Mashco-Piro and the dilemmas of isolation and contact

Glenn H. Shepard , November 14th, 2013


In late August a Peruvian indigenous federation circulated remarkable video footage showing about a hundred isolated (so-called “uncontacted”) Mashco-Piro Indians just across the river from a Piro ind…


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Too-Close Encounters: The Mashco-Piro and the dilemmas of isolation and contact

Glenn H. Shepard , November 14th, 2013


In late August a Peruvian indigenous federation circulated remarkable video footage showing about a hundred isolated (so-called “uncontacted”) Mashco-Piro Indians just across the river from a Piro ind…


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The Cheerful Pessimist: A shaman’s farewell to Mariano Vicente Kicha

Glenn H. Shepard , October 3rd, 2013


“Ariota pairani…” ‘And so it was long ago…’With those simple words in his rich, sonorous voice, Mariano began each one of the dozens of myths, folk tales and…


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The Cheerful Pessimist: A shaman’s farewell to Mariano Vicente Kicha

Glenn H. Shepard , October 3rd, 2013


“Ariota pairani…” ‘And so it was long ago…’With those simple words in his rich, sonorous voice, Mariano began each one of the dozens of myths, folk tales and…


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The Cheerful Pessimist: A shaman’s farewell to Mariano Vicente Kicha

Glenn H. Shepard , October 3rd, 2013


“Ariota pairani…” ‘And so it was long ago…’With those simple words in his rich, sonorous voice, Mariano began each one of the dozens of myths, folk tales and…


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"Why Do They Want to Destroy Us?": Letter from the Munduruku

Glenn H. Shepard , June 20th, 2013


In the past we, the Munduruku, were feared for our fame in the art of group warfare and we had strategies for attacking our enemies. We did not…


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Kaya-Pop: The brave new world of indigenous music in Brazil

Glenn H. Shepard , June 14th, 2013


The lead singer crooning catchy pop lyrics, the gyrating chorus-line of girls in mini-skirts, the ecstatic crowd of teenagers swaying and snapping photos with their cell phones, the…


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An Ax to Grind: Napoleon Chagnon, the Yanomami and the anthropology tribe

Glenn H. Shepard , March 30th, 2013


I felt like I had walked right into one of the Napoleon Chagnon/Timothy Asch Yanomami films. At one end of the circular village enclosure, a shouting match had…


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Preemptive Anthropology: FAQs

Glenn H. Shepard , March 21st, 2013


Remembering the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, here is a bit of dark humor written as the bombs rained over Baghdad: Anthropological ethics must evolve…


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