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Video Dialogues in Anthropology: Sherwood Washburn and Charles Wagley

Collection Creator:
Burns, Allan F. (Allan Frank), 1945-  Search this
Bernard, H. Russell (Harvey Russell), 1940-  Search this
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (2 hours, color sound)
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Video oral history of anthropologist Sherwood Washburn conducted by anthropologist Charles Wagley. Dr. Washburn discusses the people and events that were influential in his career and comments on the field of physical anthropology, his work in Africa, and his association with the Center for Behavioral Sciences and the American Anthropological Association.

Legacy Keywords: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938- ; Dickson ; Herskovits, Melville J. 1895-1963 (Melville Jean), ; Hooten ; Lockhart, Ted ; Radcliffe-Brown, A.R. ; Redfield ; Tax, Sol, 1907- ; Towsler ; Ward, Laureston ; Universities Harvard University ; Museums Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology ; Universities University of California-Berkeley ; Universities University of Chicago ; Institute Center for Behavioral Sciences ; Anthropology physical anthropology ; Biology molecular biology ; Institution American Anthropological Association ; Africa ; Special Collections
General:
Local Number: HSFA 1989.10.11
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Video Dialogues in Anthropology, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9bcb9c506-5e7e-4020-99ea-c766f9606969
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Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo

Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
121 Film reels (color sound; 95,866 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Yanomamö (Yanomamo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
South America
Venezuela
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)
Date:
1968-1975
Scope and Contents:
Film documentation of the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela shot by Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon. Collection also contains camera and sound logs, correspondence, production notes, sound recordings, and related publications.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Timothy Asch papers.
Provenance:
Received from Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon in 1984.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1984.16
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f3e341e9-197d-4913-a49b-3682986176c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1984-16
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Yanomamo film project

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
79 Film reels (color sound; 69,362 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Outtake film footage of the Yanomamo Indians of the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and nothern Brazil documents all aspects of Yanomamo life including inter-village politics and exchange, socialization, familial and kinship relations, subsistence activities, and the impact of acculturation. Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Shamans headmen Yanomamo Venezuela ; Subsistence activities Yanomamo ; Exchange inter-village Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.1
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9c05f9428-e579-42ba-a8e3-a35edb5abd2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref1

Magical Death

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (29 minutes, color sound; 1044 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. A portrayal of shamanic activity and its role in inter-village alliances and magical attack in Yanomamo society. The drama of shamanic possession is shown over a two-day period as a powerful shaman summons the hekura spirits to destroy the souls of an enemy's children for their new allies. The film elaborates indigenous ideas of spirit possession and interprets the relationship between Yanomamo shamanism, warfare, and politics.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Shamanism magical attack Yanomamo Venezuela ; Alliances inter-village shamanism Yanomamo ; Spirits hekura invocation of Yanomamo ; Possession shamans Yanomamo ; Aggression magical attack shamans Yanomamo ; Warfare inter-village Yanomamo ; Drugs hallucinogenic spirit possession Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.10
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9468f75d0-7c58-4c7d-95cc-540fdd54b2a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref10

A Man and his Wife Weave a Hammock

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (12 minutes, color sound; 432 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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 . A Yanomamo village headman weaves a cotton hammock while his wife and infant watch. Film reveals aspects of interpersonal family relations.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Weaving hammock Yanomamo Venezuela ; Crafts weaving Yanomamo ; Interpersonal relations familial Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.11
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc97a1ee810-fcbf-40fe-ae9e-c182d8e247c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref11

Moonblood: a Yanomamo Creation Myth as Told by Dedeheiwa

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, color sound; 504 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. A Yanomamo shaman tells the myth of the creation of human beings from the blood of the moon spilled by the ancestors. In Yanomamo society the myth is a charter for social relations as it serves the ideological function of accounting for human violence.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Shamans storytelling muths Yanomamo Venezuela ; Myths Creation Yanomamo ; Storytelling shamans Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.12
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9ae267180-b839-422d-ba52-a0e89c6a7a2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref12

Myth of Naro as Told by Dedeheiwa

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (22 minutes, color sound; 792 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. One of two related films which presents a versions of the myth of "Naro the Ugly" which deals with Naro's jealousy over his brother's wives. The myth describes the origins of harmful magic among the Yanomamo. Viewed in conjunction with the film MYTH OF NARO AS TOLD BY KAOBAWA, it provides a comparative view of narrative performance and oratorical style among the Yanomamo.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Myths malign magic Yanomamo Venezuela ; Oral performance myths Yanomamo ; Storytelling Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.13
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc956fe1d19-6c4e-4d2d-84ed-b10eb04e1b91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref13

Myth of Naro as Told by Kaobawa

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (22 minutes, color sound; 792 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. One of two related films which presents a versions of the myth of "Naro the Ugly" which deals with Naro's jealousy over his brother's wives. The myth describes the origins of harmful magic among the Yanomamo. Viewed in conjunction with the film MYTH OF NARO AS TOLD BY DEDEHEIWA, it provides a comparative view of narrative performance and oratorical style among the Yanomamo.

Legacy Keywords: Myths malign magic Yanomamo Venezuela ; Oral performance myths Yanomamo ; Storytelling Yanomamo ; Language and culture
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.14
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc956ecf42b-8341-482b-a090-32b83c15552c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref14

New Tribes Mission

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (12 minutes, color sound; 432 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. One of two related films on the Yanomamo dealing with the role of Catholic missions. The film describes the goal of the mission in Bisaasi-teri--to preach Christian salvation and encourage a rejection of indigenous spiritual beliefs and practices--and provides visual evidence of the material processes of change.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Missions Catholic Yanomamo Venezuela ; Acculturation Yanomamo ; Schools mission teachers Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.15
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9d53f7037-b369-4156-bebb-f878ce382ebd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref15

Ocamo is My Town

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (23 minutes, color sound; 828 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. One of two related films on the Yanomamo dealing with the role of Catholic missions. The film describes efforts of an extraordinary Salesian priest to soften the impact of civilization on the local Yanomamo people living in the area of his mission on the Ocamo River. Depicted are a number of the changes which the mission has brought to the Yanomamo such as use of new medicines, the raising of cattle and chicken, and the use of new foods.

Legacy Keywords: Missions Catholic Yanomamo Venezuela ; Acculturation subsistence practices Yanomamo ; Schools mission teachers Yanomamo ; Fishing Yanomamo ; Language and culture
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.16
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc94707ce98-fe37-42a1-a115-4ec8bee2e4f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref16

Tapir Distribution

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (15 minutes, color sound; 540 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Edited film from the 1971 Yanomamo film project shot in the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and southern Brazil between the Negro and the Upper Orinoco rivers. A tapir killed by the most prominent headman in Mishimishima-bowei-teri is presented to a group of male affines who constitute an important political bloc in that Yanomamo village. The film shows how the meat is prepared, cooked, and distributed and interprets how the gift of the animal is used to reinforce a shaken alliance with the headman's affines. The politics of exchange depicted in this film relate to events depicted in THE AX FIGHT.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Food quest hunting native fauna Yanomamo ; Food preparation butchering tapir Yanomamo ; Food kin groups distribution of Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.17
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc998a540fd-ca3b-4c62-a9a4-0287e334b932
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref17

Tug-of-war, Yanomamo

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (9 minutes, color sound; 324 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
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. Children and women of a Yanomamo village play a game of tug-of-war.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Play tug-of-war Yanomamo Venezuela ; Ecology tropical habitat Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.18
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e2b6cebf-370d-4d82-8a35-9f2676fc09b1
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref18

Weeding the Garden

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (14 minutes, color sound; 504 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. Film shows a Yanomamo shaman weeding his manioc garden and clearing leaves from around his plantains. Depicts the nature of interaction between a man and his wife and children.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Subsistence activities gardens Yanomamo ; Interpersonal relations familial Yanomamo ; Family interpersonal relations Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.19
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91467f9ed-bbf1-4f7a-bbd4-a688124b7bb2
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref19

Arrow Game

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. Film depicts the way in which young Yanomamo boys learn skills for hunting and warfare. Young boys engage in an arrow fight in a clearing, practicing their aim with blunt arrows and dodging the shots of their playmates.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Play bows and arrows Yanomamo ; Socialization in play Yanomamo ; Aggression training for Yanomamo ; Weapons bows and arrows Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.2
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref2

Yanomamo film project

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
23 Film reels (color sound; 15,623 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
Outtake film footage of the Yanomamo Indians of the Amazon Basin of southern Venezuela and nothern Brazil documents all aspects of Yanomamo life including inter-village politics and exchange, socialization, familial and kinship relations, subsistence activities, and the impact of acculturation.
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.20
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9b3025d29-8f5f-40db-b6e4-fc1594bbeecc
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref20

The Ax Fight

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (20 minutes, color sound; 1080 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
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. The film documents a fight which erupts in Mishimishimabowei-teri Village involving clubs, machetes, and axes. The footage, which is repeated four times, includes: (1) the unedited record of the fight, (2) a replay of the fight scenes in slow motion in which key figures and their kinship relations are identified, (3) a discussion of the fight in terms of kinship structure which illustrates the fight as a pattern of conflict and alliance over time, and (4) an edited version.

Editor: Paul E. Burgos ; Sound Editor: Craig Johnson

Legacy Keywords: Conflict ingroup violence ; Aggression gestures postures threat ; Adornment authority headmen feathers ; Ingroup antagonisms insults cursing ; Factions lineages marriage alliances ; Weapons bow stave club machete ax ; Aggression escalation of ; Kinship ; Language and culture ; Tattooing

Depicted: Mohesiwa ; Sinabimi ; Uuwa ; Yoinakuwa ; Nonokawa ; Kebowa
Local Number:
HSFA 1981.5.1/1984.16.24
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Human Studies Film Archives
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref21

Bride Service

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (10 minutes, color sound; 360 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
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.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Food gathering Yanomamo Venezuela ; Division of labor sexual Yanomamo ; Villages Yanomamo Venezuela ; Kinship avoidance rules Yanomamo ; Polygyny Yanomamo ; Authority kinship politico-jural rules Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.3
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
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ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref3

Children's Magical Death

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (7 minutes, color sound; 252 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film 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. Film shows a group of young boys pretending to be shamans. Imitating their fathers' activities, the boys blow ashes into each other's noses and chant to the hekura spirits.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Shamanism mimicry of Yanomamo Venezuela ; Play as socialization Yanomamo ; Spirits invocation of Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.4
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc916780365-66b2-467a-acbc-8ad650643969
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref4

Climbing the Peach Palm

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (9 minutes, color sound; 324 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
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. A young Yanomamo man constructs a climbing frame in order to harvest the fruit from the spiny barked peach palm tree.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Food gathering Yanomamo Venezuela ; Division of labor sexual Yanomamo ; Ecology tropical rainforest Venezuela ; Kinship obligations of Yanomamo ; Technology Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.5
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc915514704-0628-4b03-b207-948fd62c9a2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref5

A Father Washes his Children

Collection Creator:
Asch, Timothy  Search this
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (15 minutes, color sound; 540 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
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. A Yanomamo shaman and village headman takes nine of his children and grandchildren to the river where he washes them.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Hygiene bathing Yanomamo Venezuela ; Ecology tropical Yanomamo
Local Number:
HSFA 1984.16.6
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9acefa763-4d97-4f48-ac48-6a0c118dbf10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-16-ref6

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