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Made-from-Bone provides the first complete set of English translations of narratives about the mythic past and its transformations from the indigenous Arawak-speaking Wakuenai of southernmost Venezuela. The central character throughout these primordial times is a trickster-creator, Made-from-Bone, who survives a prolonged series of life-threatening attacks. Carefully recorded and transcribed by Jonathan D. Hill, these narratives offer scholars of South America and other areas the only ethnographically generated cosmogony of contemporary or ancient native peoples of South America.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: Introducing Made-from-Bone, the Trickster-Creator
  2. pp. xi-xxii
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  1. 1. The Arawakan Wakuenai of Venezuela
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part 1: Words from the Primordial Times
  2. p. 19
  1. Overview
  2. pp. 20-24
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  1. 2. Narratives from the Primordial Times
  2. pp. 25-56
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  1. 3. Ethnohistorical Interlude: Historical Themes in the Myth of Made-from-Bone and Anaconda-Person
  2. pp. 57-68
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  1. Part 2: The World Begins
  2. p. 69
  1. Overview
  2. pp. 70-74
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  1. 4. Narratives from "The World Begins"
  2. pp. 75-91
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  1. 5. Ethnomusicological Interlude: The Catfish Trumpet Festival of 1981, or How to Ask for a Drink in Curripaco
  2. pp. 92-107
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  1. Part 3: The World Opens Up
  2. p. 109
  1. Overview
  2. pp. 110-116
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  1. 6. Naratives from "The World Opens Up"
  2. pp. 117-146
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  1. 7. Ethnological Coda: Shamanizing the State in Venezuela
  2. pp. 147-156
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  1. Appendix A: A Note on Translation Methods
  2. pp. 157-159
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  1. Appendix B: AILLA Numbers for Narratives, Music, Dances, and Illustrations
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-169
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 171-175
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-195
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252091513
Related ISBN
9780252033735
MARC Record
OCLC
811409127
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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