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Anthropology and the Yanomami

NPR's David Kestenbaum examines allegations that two major cultural anthropologists brought social and political havoc - and even deaths - to a tribe of South American Indians - in the process of studying them. The charges are made in an upcoming book: Darkness in Eldorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon, by Patrick Tierney. If it's true, it is a major scientific and human rights scandal. If it is *not* true, then that's a different kind of scandal. NOTE: For more information about The Ax Fight or for any of the other 22 films in the Asch/Chagnon Yanomamo Series contact: Documentary Educational Resources, 1-800-569-6621 or email:docued@der.org. The movie soundtrack in the piece was recorded courtesy of : Human Studies Film Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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