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Primitive Peoples of the Matto Grosso ca. 1955

Catalog Data

Creator:
Nemith, Ted  Search this
Physical description:
576 ft (16 min) sound b&w video
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
South America
Date:
ca 1955
Summary:
Edited film records a University Museum expedition (University of Pennsylvania) to Paraguay and Xingu rivers in Brazil. Footage includes Carib, Trumai, Tupi, Arawok, Tapuya, and other settlements along rivers; house building; weaving; making manioc bread; puberty ceremony dance; and artifacts from the region in the Museum's collections. Film is narrated by Lowell Thomas.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1991.21.9
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219247