Savages [NOOK Book]

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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.


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"Journalist's fascinating and well-written account of the Huao peoples' struggle against North American oil companies and evangelical missionaries resulting from the ...

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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

"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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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Firsthand account of the battle between oil companies and an indigenous Indian population for control of territory in the Amazon. (Aug.)
Donna Seaman
ane is an award-winning environmental reporter and author of the best-selling "Running the Amazon" 1989. Here he chronicles his most recent adventures in the Amazon with a group of Ecuadorian Indians called the Huaorani. The nomadic Huaorani, some 1,300 in number, live deep in the rain forest, just as they have for millennia. Fiercely independent and keenly observant, these warriors are determined to maintain their way of life in spite of the toxic invasion of American oil companies. To this end, they have transcended immense cultural, linguistic, and technological divides to confront the oil companies as well as both the U.S. and Ecuadorian governments. Amazed and excited by the vision and courage of the Huaorani, Kane braves myriad discomforts and dangers both physical and psychological to document the destruction wrought by the oil companies and witness various dialogues between the Huaorani and disingenuous government and industry officials. It's the same terrible old story of greed, arrogance, and lies, but Kane describes some truly remarkable individuals and relates incidents both comic and tragic in the ongoing and quite crucial global war between people of the forest and people of the dollar.
Booknews
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: 9780307809919
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Series: Vintage Departures
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 291,222
  • File size: 6 MB

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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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