Nomads of the Long Bow Author:Allan R. Holmberg From 1940 through 1942 a young anthropologist lived among one of "the most technologically handicapped people of the world." — With a three-foot digging stick and a cumbersome long bow and arrow, the Siriono Indians struggle daily to survive in the tropical rain forest of eastern Bolivia. Lacking the knowledge to make fire, they borrow it from ne... more »ighbors, transporting it from camp to camp in a palm spadix. Without the manufacture of watercraft, they wade and swim their way across the jungle rivers of their homeland.
This edition was revised by the author shortly before his death in 1966. The editors have added a foreword by his close friend and colleague, Lauriston Sharp, and Holmberg's 1954 account of his experiments in culture change among a group of Siriono not included in his original study.« less