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Sentinelese Woman

I was reading on Wikipedia about the Sentinelese people in the Andaman Islands (who still aggressively maintain their isolation from the rest of the world) and I was led to this Swiss-based site, which focuses on a number of important and interesting cultures and themes in anthropology.

Wikipedia have the following links regarding the Sentinelese:

And there is a page on Wikipedia devoted to ‘uncontacted peoples’ here.

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I found this site, which focuses on the native peoples of the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been updated since 2005, but it still looks like an excellent resource with comprehensive reading lists and references.

Check out this link to Tent Life in Siberia, a facsimile of the travelogue by George Kennan (apparently a virtual copy from Theodore Roosevelt – the man who went to China just so he could shoot a Panda – ‘s library), published in 1910.

For a more recent study I highly recommend Anna Reid’s The Shaman’s Coat, which is comprehensive and very readable, but unavoidably tragic.


I found this site, which focuses on the native peoples of the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been updated since 2005, but it still looks like an excellent resource with comprehensive reading lists and references.

Check out this link to Tent Life in Siberia, a facsimile of the travelogue by George Kennan (apparently a virtual copy from Theodore Roosevelt – the man who went to China just so he could shoot a Panda – ‘s library), published in 1910.

For a more recent study I highly recommend Anna Reid’s The Shaman’s Coat, which is comprehensive and very readable, but unavoidably tragic.

Maya

Ainu

Siberia and the North Pacific

Europe

Someone send me an Iliad, please…

Maya

Ainu

Siberia and the North Pacific

Europe

Someone send me an Iliad, please…

Visited the library at the Barbados Museum today. Met a volunteer librarian, who was really nice. I had a quick look around, but couldn’t get much of an idea of the holdings. They are trying to recruit a new librarian at the moment and I am looking into the possibility.

I glanced through Wild Majesty, an anthology of reports of encounters with the Carib Indians from Columbus to the present by Peter Hulme (who taught me at Essex University) and Neil Whitehead. I read the extracts by Jean Rhys and Patrick Leigh Fermor and looked at the section on Douglas Taylor who sounds very interesting. I wonder if any of his works are available as full view on Google Books?

I just checked and the answer seems to be no, mostly it’s articles by him in ‘snippet view’. But I did find a ‘full view’ copy of one of Walter Roth‘s book on Guiana Indians here. I am rapidly becoming addicted to Google Books and Gutenberg. I only wish I could afford an ebook reader like the Iliad. As it is though I am reading in depth rather than in breadth, as the books I have are few. There are strong advantages to this, so perhaps for now I am better off.

Visited the library at the Barbados Museum today. Met a volunteer librarian, who was really nice. I had a quick look around, but couldn’t get much of an idea of the holdings. They are trying to recruit a new librarian at the moment and I am looking into the possibility.

I glanced through Wild Majesty, an anthology of reports of encounters with the Carib Indians from Columbus to the present by Peter Hulme (who taught me at Essex University) and Neil Whitehead. I read the extracts by Jean Rhys and Patrick Leigh Fermor and looked at the section on Douglas Taylor who sounds very interesting. I wonder if any of his works are available as full view on Google Books?

I just checked and the answer seems to be no, mostly it’s articles by him in ‘snippet view’. But I did find a ‘full view’ copy of one of Walter Roth‘s book on Guiana Indians here. I am rapidly becoming addicted to Google Books and Gutenberg. I only wish I could afford an ebook reader like the Iliad. As it is though I am reading in depth rather than in breadth, as the books I have are few. There are strong advantages to this, so perhaps for now I am better off.


Visited the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology yesterday. We met Jennifer Wishart, the curator, and Telford Taylor, an Amerindian artist from St Cuthbert’s Mission, who was applying the finishing touches to his Hikarana pole, to be officially unveiled today for Carifesta. We spoke to him and I asked to take a few photos. Then, when we left, he gave Maya a carved necklace he had made. We will treasure it.

The building itself is beautiful. It houses a varied collections of artifacts as well photographic records made by Betty Meggers and her husband in the 1950’s.

The reading room has a good selection of titles, but they seem to be in the process of re-organising, so I couldn’t get a good idea yet. I’m hoping to get back there today for a better look. It’s our last full day here on this trip.


Visited the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology yesterday. We met Jennifer Wishart, the curator, and Telford Taylor, an Amerindian artist from St Cuthbert’s Mission, who was applying the finishing touches to his Hikarana pole, to be officially unveiled today for Carifesta. We spoke to him and I asked to take a few photos. Then, when we left, he gave Maya a carved necklace he had made. We will treasure it.

The building itself is beautiful. It houses a varied collections of artifacts as well photographic records made by Betty Meggers and her husband in the 1950’s.

The reading room has a good selection of titles, but they seem to be in the process of re-organising, so I couldn’t get a good idea yet. I’m hoping to get back there today for a better look. It’s our last full day here on this trip.

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