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Author Hill, Jonathan David, 1954-

Title Made-from-bone : trickster myths, music, and history from the Amazon / Jonathan D. Hill
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 195 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Series Interpretations of culture in the new millennium
Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Contents ""Front cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface: Introducing Made-from-Bone, the Trickster-Creator""; ""1. The Arawakan Wakuenai of Venezuela""; ""Part 1: Words from the Primordial Times""; ""Overview""; ""2. Narratives from the Primordial Times""; ""The Cricket-Brothers; or, The Origin of Made-from-Bone""; ""The Origin of Death""; ""Owl-Monkey; or, Made-from-Bone Tires to End Poisoning""; ""Made-from-Bone and Anaconda-Person""; ""The Origin of the Bat-People""; ""The Origin of Cooking with Hot Peppers""
""5. Ethnomusicological Interlude: The Catfish Trumpet Festival of 1981, or How to Ask for a Drink in Curripaco""""Part 3: The World Opens Up""; ""Overview""; ""6. Naratives from ""The World Opens Up""""; ""Kuwai, the Powerful Sound the Opened Up the World""; ""The Struggle between Made-from-Bone and First-Woman""; ""The Origin of Hallucinogenic Snuff and Shamanic Healing""; ""The Origin of Honey for Curing""; ""The Origin of Witchcraft and Its Treatment""; ""The Origin of Enchanted Spirits and the City of Gold""; ""7. Ethnological Coda: Shamanizing the State in Venezuela""
""Appendix A: A Note on Translation Methods""""Appendix B: AILLA Numbers for Narratives, Music, Dances, and Illustrations""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""References Cited""; ""Index""; ""back cover""
""The Origin of the Vulture-People""""Great Sickness; or, The Origin of Malaria""; ""Made-from-Bone Creates Evil Omens""; ""3. Ethnohistorical Interlude: Historical Themes in the Myth of Made-from-Bone and Anaconda-Person""; ""Part 2: The World Begins""; ""Overview""; ""4. Narratives from ""The World Begins""""; ""Grandfather Sleep; or, The Origin of Night""; ""The Origin of Fire""; ""The Origin of Working In Manioc Gardens""; ""The Origin of Ceremonial Music""; ""The Origin of Bocachico-Fish Dances""; ""Pipirri; or, The Origin of Peach-Palm Fruits""
Summary Recorded and transcribed by Jonathan Hill, this is a collection of mythic narratives from the indigenous Wakuénai of southernmost Venezuela. The central character throughout the tales is a trickster-creator, Made-from-Bone, who survives a prolonged series of life-threatening attacks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-184) and index
Subject Curripaco Indians -- Folklore.
Curripaco Indians -- Songs and music.
Curripaco mythology.
Tricksters -- Venezuela.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Music.
Songs.
Music.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008021798
ISBN 0252091515 (electronic bk.)
9780252091513 (electronic bk.)