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Strange enemies : indigenous agency and scenes of encounters in Amazonia

Author: Aparecida Vilaça
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.
Series: Cultures and practice of violence series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>This ethnography--translated from the Portuguese-- describes the first encounters between the Wari' Indians and whites, and is the only monographic study to date about the process of contacting a previously isolated indigenous group in the South American</div>
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Vilaça, Aparecida, 1958-
Strange enemies.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009044001
(OCoLC)461895568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aparecida Vilaça
ISBN: 9780822391289 0822391287
OCLC Number: 645336543
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The foreigner --
The enemy --
The white enemy --
The white enemy --
The foreigner, the dead --
The enemy --
The brother-in-law --
The motives of the whites --
The widening river : contact with the OroNao of the whites --
"The enemy says he's OroNao" : contact with the OroWaram, OroWaramXijein, and OroMon --
The great expedition : contact with the OroNao', OroEo, and OroAt on the Negro and Ocaia rivers.
Series Title: Cultures and practice of violence series.
Other Titles: Quem somos nós.
Responsibility: Aparecida Vilaça ; translated by David Rodgers.

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This vivid ethnographic account of the first peaceful encounters between the Wari Indians of western Brazil and missionaries and government workers emphasizes how the Wari perceived the interactions.  Read more...

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