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Creator:
Asch, Timothy 1932-1994  Search this
Ethnographer:
Chagnon, Napoleon A. 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (10 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
master one video cassette (10 minutes) sound color 3/4 inch
archival original one film reel (360 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Yanomamo Indians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Venezuela
Orinoco River
South America
Date:
1975
Notes:
Supplementary materials: publications, production records
Title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Timothy Asch papers are in the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Ethnographic filmmaker
Summary:
Edited film produced from the 1971 Yanomamo film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. In this vignette from daily life, a headman's son returns from hunting with a wild turkey and a basket of fruit for his father-in-law. The ensuing events depict how this transaction of a gift is negotiated since avoidance rules prohibit the hunter from delivering the food directly to his father-in-law. The film provides material for examining Yanomamo sex roles, division of labor, and obligations within the family.
Publications:
YANOMAMO: THE FIERCE PEOPLE, Napoleon Chagnon, 1977. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Food gathering--Yanomamo  Search this
Division of labor--sexual--Yanomamo  Search this
Villages--Yanomamo  Search this
Kinship--avoidance rules--Yanomamo  Search this
Polygyny--Yanomamo  Search this
Authority--kinship--politico-jural rules--Yanomamo  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1984.16.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218438