« After the gold prospectors arrived … the forest had become bad and was filled with xawara epidemic fumes. The shaman elders who knew how to make the spirits’ image dance had died of these deadly fumes. » — Barbara Crane Navarro

Yanomami boys playing in the shabono, the communal house, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo: Barbara Crane Navarro As the Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa says in his book The Falling Sky : « We went to the gold holes where the garimpeiros were working. … there were really very many of them here, far more than […]

« After the gold prospectors arrived … the forest had become bad and was filled with xawara epidemic fumes. The shaman elders who knew how to make the spirits’ image dance had died of these deadly fumes. » — Barbara Crane Navarro

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