Some help with references...again

Richard L. Warms (RW04@SWT.EDU)
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 16:26:28 -0500

Dear friends,

Once again, I'm trying to recover some old references. Could anyone help me
with references for the following two notions?

1) "In hunting societies--for example, the Lele of Africa and the Inuit--the
spirits of animals are worshiped because it is believed that a hunt will be
successful only if an animal allows itself to be killed" Can you help me find
this reference for these two societies or a reference for another society where
the same thing might be true? Is the Lele considered a "hunting society?"

2) "Among the Asoro of New Guinea, when a child is born, its umbilical cord is
buried so that it cannot later be used by a sorcerer to cause harm... (followed
by a long set of magical practices). Can anyone help me find the Asoro?

I greatly appreciate any help.


Rich Warms