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People of the Ucayali: The Shipibo and Conibo of Peru (International Museum of Cultures Publication, No 12) Lucille Eakin

People of the Ucayali: The Shipibo and Conibo of Peru (International Museum of Cultures Publication, No 12)

Lucille Eakin

Published December 1st 1986
ISBN : 9780883121634
Paperback
62 pages
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 About the Book 

This book describes the cultures of two closely related language groups in the Peruvian Amazon: the Shipibo and Conibo. It shares personal observations of their subsistence and economic, social, and political organization. People of the Ucayali looks at their view of medicine and the supernatural and discusses their life cycles.Table of ContentsIllustrationsPreface1. InstructionHistoryAcculturation2. SubsistenceHunting and FishingAgricultureAnimal HusbandryFood Preparation and Consumption3. Economic Organization and manufactureExternal Economic RelationsPropertyManufactureTransportation4. Arts, Dress, and RecreationAttireMusic and DanceCelebrations5. Political and Social OrganizationAuthority StructureOffences and SanctionsSocial and Residential StructureKinship TerminologyMarriageClans6. Man and the SupernaturalMythThe Spiritual WorldMan s SpiritMagical Plants7. MedicineMedical ConditionsEthnomedicineWestern Medicine8. Life CyclePregnancy and ChildbirthChildhoodFormal EducationPubertyMarriage PreparationsMarried LifeTermination of MarriageDeathEnd of MourningRemarriageReferences