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- DescriptionOriginally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the rthern bank of the Upper Orico River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present. The first English edition of this book was published in 1980 to rave reviews. This edition contains a new foreword by David Guss, as well as Mediata, a detailed myth that recounts the origins of shamanism.
- Author BiographyMarc de Civrieux, a French-born paleontologist, has conducted ethnographic research throughout Venezuela since the late 1940s. His widely published work has received many awards. David Guss teaches anthropology at Tufts University and is an associate of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University.
- Author(s)Marc De Civrieux
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1997
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note8 b&w photos, 2 maps
- Weight372 g
- Width154 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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