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The Yanomami Resource Page

Environmental and Human Rights Crisis in Amazon

Susanna Hecht, and Alexander Cockburn, 1989. The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon. NY: Verso.

Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

Marc S. Miller, ed., 1993. State of the Peoples: A Global Human Rights Report on Societies in Danger. Boston: Beacon Press.

Human Ecology in Amazon

Emilio F. Moran, 1993. Through Amazon Eyes: The Human Ecology of Amazonian Populations. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Leslie E. Sponsel, ed., 1995. Indigenous Peoples and the Future of Amazonia: An Ecological Anthropology of an Endangered World. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Human Rights Advocacy Organizations for Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and Elsewhere

Commission for the Creation of the Yanomami Park (CCPY)
Rua Manoel da Nobrega, 111 conj. 32
04001 Sao Paulo, SP - Brasil
Phone: (5511) 925-1200
FAX: (5511) 284-6997
(CCPY regularly publishes information bulletins and alerts on the Yanomami situation).

Cultural Survival
46 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 441-5400
FAX: (617) 441-5417
Link to Cultural Survival

Survival International
11-15 Emerald St.
London WC1N 3QL
United Kingdom
Phone: 0171-242-1441
FAX: 0171-242-1771

Advocacy Organization on Tropical Forests and Indigenous Inhabitants

Rainforest Action Network
450 Sansome, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 398-4404
FAX: (415) 398-2732

World Rainforest Movement
8 Chapel Row, Chadlington
OX7 3NA, England
Phone: 01608-676691
FAX: 44-1608-676743

Descriptions of Yanomami Culture and Life

Napoleon A. Chagnon, 1992. Yanomamo. NY: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. Fourth edition.

Kenneth Good, 1991. Into the Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomamia. NY: Simon and Schuster.

Jacques Lizot, 1985. Tales of the Yanomami: Daily Life in the Venezuelan Forest. NY: Cambridge University Press.

Alcida Rita Ramos, 1995. Sanuma Memories: Yanomami Ethnography in Times of Crisis. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Yanomami Warfare

R. Brian Ferguson, 1995. Yanomami Warfare: A Political History. Santa Fe: School for American Research Press.

Mining in the Amazon

David Cleary, 1990. Anatomy of the Amazon Gold Rush. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Gordon MacMillan, 1995. At the End of the Raibow? Gold, People, and Land in the Brazilian Amazon. NY: Columbia University Press.

Gold Miners Among the Yanomami

Dennison Berwick, 1992. Savages: The Life and Killing of the Yanomami. London, UK: Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd.

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