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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.

"Journalist's fascinating and well-written account of the Huao peoples' struggle against North American oil companies and evangelical missionaries resulting from the construction of the oil pipeline in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Provides an insider's view of international NGO politics, indigenous federation ...

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Overview

Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.

"Journalist's fascinating and well-written account of the Huao peoples' struggle against North American oil companies and evangelical missionaries resulting from the construction of the oil pipeline in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Provides an insider's view of international NGO politics, indigenous federation politics, missionized indigenous peoples, and the special place occupied by the Huao in Ecuadorian indigenous struggles"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Firsthand account of the battle between oil companies and an indigenous Indian population for control of territory in the Amazon. (Aug.)
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An American journalist recounts the story of the struggle for autonomy by the Huaorani, a nation of 1,300 nomadic Amazonian Indians, whose oil-rich territory has been beseiged by hell-bent oil companies, missionaries, unscrupulous bureaucrats, and environmentalists, all claiming to represent the Huaorani's best interests. Eight pages of color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679740193
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Vintage Departures Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 381,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    Wonderful

    The Equdorian Amazon Indians who fought back against everything that came their way. Then when their territory was totally threatened by the oil interests, they came to New York and Washington DC to fight for their rights and the land that was theirs.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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