Flashcards in Yanomami Deck (38):
Are the Yanomami more hunter gatherers or more farmers?
What kind of farming technique do they use?
Slash and burn
What means that there is a reliance on fishing?
Heavy flooding in the rainy season
What do they not keep in their farming?
What percentage of their diet comes from their cultivated food?
The plantain is to the Yanomami what the x is to the Dani?
Sweet potato is to the Dani
What two other amazonian tribes use slash and burn techniques?
Akwe and Shavante
What are they aware not to exceed int he environment?
The carrying capacity which will lead to environmental degradation
What kind of fruit do they grow?
What do they do with Tobacco?
What do Shamans take?
The simplicity of their framing structures presents a difference to what?
The simplicity of their social life
How many layers does their cosmos have?
What is bedu?
Where the departed spirits go
What is Earth?
A piece of bedu which broke off
How are the deities arranged?
What is a village hosue called?
How is a Shabono constructed?
Each family builds their own section and then they are joined together to make a large doughnut shaped ring
What does not exist in the Shabono?
How often would they move Shabano?
Every 2 years
What is the name of the lineage within there village?
What kind of descendent relationship do they exhibit?
As well as patrilineal, what else are they?
What can a lineage be likened to?
A corporation, the end of the people in it does not mean the end of the lineage
What is incest to the Yanamami?
Marrying a parallel cousin
If you can't marry a parallel cousin, who can you marry?
A cross cousin
What is a cross cousin?
A member of a different linage but is on the side of the mother's brother or the father's sister
What do the Shamans practice
Who do Shaman contact?
Spirits known as Bekura
How do Shamans get themselves to a trance state?
What is Bubi?
The living self
What is Borero?
The deceased spirit that goes to bed
What is the No'ubudi
The deceased spirit that wanders the forest
What is Noresbi?
How do people relate to the spirit Noresbi, their spirit animal
If one is sick, people will want to find this animal in order to heal. IF the animal dies, then you die, if the animal is sick then you are sick
What is Noresbi an example of?
ANIMISTIC BELEIF SYSTEM
What percentage of the amazon rainforest has gone