Moonblood a Yanomamo creation myth as told by Dedeheiwa

A myth of the origin of man from the Yanomamo Indians near the headwaters of the Orinoco river in southern Venezuela. Recounts the creation story in which Moon is described as a villan who is shot with an arrow and whose blood covers the earth. The fierce tribes of people were formed where the blood...

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Main Author: Asch, Timothy
Other Authors: Bugos, Paul, Chagnon, Napoleon A.
Format: eBook
Language:South American Indian
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 1976, c1976
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:A myth of the origin of man from the Yanomamo Indians near the headwaters of the Orinoco river in southern Venezuela. Recounts the creation story in which Moon is described as a villan who is shot with an arrow and whose blood covers the earth. The fierce tribes of people were formed where the blood was thick, other peoples were formed from the scattered droplets of blood
Item Description:Cataloged from credits and cassette container. - Filmed in 1975
Physical Description:1 streaming video (14 min.)