Effects of cultural change on health and fertility in Amazonian Indian societies: recent research and projections
University of Colorado. Boulder, CO, USA.
On a recent excursion to Chapada dos Guimarães to photograph wildlife, I had the good fortune to encounter a young Bororo man who was now living near the town of that name. He offered to show me a special waterfall near his home. We descended through the brush to a beautiful scene. The waterfall cascaded some ten meters to a shallow pool. The young man slipped off his shorts and plunged under the waterfall. He whooped and called me to join him, so I did. I imitated his joyful Bororo whoop and we both roared with laughter. The water in that pristine place was cool and wonderful. It was a precious moment.
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Região Centro-Oeste, Mato Grosso, Bororo
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Brasil, Índios Sul-Americanos, Saúde de Populações Indígenas, Demografia, Tuberculose, Fertilidade, Infanticídio, Epidemias
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HERN, Warren M. Effects of cultural change on health and fertility in Amazonian Indian societies: recent research and projections. Population and Environment, v. 13, n. 1, p. 23-43, Sept. 1991.