Mary Anne Wolff No. Reading HS (mawolff@K12.UCS.UMASS.EDU)
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 15:03:39 -0400

My students and I have been working on two questions:
What are the Yanomamo really like? And why do they act, feel, believe as they
We've looked at Chagnon, Smole, Lizot, Harris, and
material from Cultural Survival, but we still have many
questions. An additional question is why try to study the
Yanomamo when the bigger issue is that in many places
they are in so much danger. Does it really matter whether or not
they are "fierce?"
We would appreciate any responses you have. We are especially
interested in very recent sources and in anything that may be
from Yanomamo people themselves.


Mary Anne Wolff
North Reading (MA) High School