Higher Education

Yuqui: Forest Nomads in a Changing World, 1st Edition

  • Allyn Maclean Stearman University of Central Florida
  • ISBN-10: 0534970745  |  ISBN-13: 9780534970741
  • 164 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1989
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00 List Price = $ 71.95



This book examines the effects of 20th century social and cultural changes on the Yuqui, a group of fewer than 100 nomadic foragers who’ve survived without houses or the ability to produce fire. Recently contacted by missionaries, the Yuqui now face enormous pressures from outside developers and other forces of modernization.

Table of Contents

1. Fieldwork Among the Yuqui.
2. The People Called Yuqui.
3. Adaptation.
4. Social Relations.
5. Belief.
6. The Mason, the Yuqui, and Cultural Survival.
Guide to Yuqui Pronunciation.
Glossary of Yuqui and Spanish Terms.
References Cited and Consulted.