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The Yąnomamö Name Game: He Borara Chapter 9
The Yąnomamö word for
poor, hǫri, translates literally to “out of
tobacco.” Sometimes, when you insist you’re hǫri to discourage a beggar, they
take you to be saying just that. A man who came looking for a machete once grew
exasperated at Lac’s declarations...

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The Man Who Truly Lives Here: He Borara Chapter 8
Lac hasn’t been to the
gardens to see how they’re holding up, but the Bisaasi-teri must be confident
their bounty will still be sufficient to support a feast for the Karohi-teri.
Or maybe they’ll get some extra produce from their neighbors across the Mavaca...

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The Feast: He Borara Chapter 7
(13,421 words. Or  start from He Borara Chapter 1. )         Monou-teri came into being
when it fissioned off from Bisaasi-teri some years ago, after a conflict over a
woman. Or maybe the village was just getting too big, too many people in one
shabono for ...

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The Feast: He Borara Chapter 7
Monou-teri came into being
when it fissioned off from Bisaasi-teri some years ago, after a conflict over a
woman. Or maybe the village was just getting too big, too many people in one
shabono for the rules governing interactions between individuals with the...

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Indians with Outboards and the Scale of Deadly Occurrences: He Borara Chapter 6
(11,305 words. Or start from the beginning .)             When Lac wakes to the sound of an
outboard motor approaching from downriver, his first thought is that it must be
a raiding party from Mahekodo-teri. The Yąnomamö, a foot people coaxed to these
river...

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The Visitor's Pose: He Borara Chapter 5.1
(11,081 words, or start from the beginning .) Nakaweshimi has an infant
child at her breast. Lac watches her stomach grow rounder every day and wonders
how she’ll cope with the demands of two nursing babies, two tiny children who
must be attended to around ...

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From the Blood of the Cannibal Moon: He Borara Chapter 5
(11,227   words. Or s tart with  the first chapter. )           The
move into the mythic past encompasses a transition from existence to essence.
When the events in these stories told by great shamans took place, the
characters and places described in them ...

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Roof Leaf Village: He Borara Ch 4.2
( 11,373 words. Or s tart with  the first chapter. )             Lac stands
knee-deep in the river, watching smoke snake up over the trees on the far bank
of the Orinoco. The hut he’s been paying the older boys, along with
Waddu-ewantow, fish hooks and nylo...

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Of Nabäs and Nobodies: He Borara Chapter 4
( Link to the first chapter . 11,291 words) When he opens his eyes
again, it’s still dark, and he knows, despite having woken without being roused
by anyone, that he’s not alone. He swings his legs out of the hammock,
disentangling them from the mosquito ne...

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Mending Roofs: He Borara Ch 4.1
( 12,031 words. Or s tart with the first chapter. ) Lac wakes the next morning to the
sound of rain and buffeting wind. Panic builds as he becomes aware of how much
time he’s passed unconscious. Patting himself down, feeling around for the
shotgun, sitting ...
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