Wai-wai

  • Author: Nicholas Guppy
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Language: English
  • Isbn10: 0719505801
  • Isbn13: 9780719505805
  • Pages: 375
  • Rating: 3.67
  • Original Title: Wai-Wai
  • Published: 1958 by John Murray Publishers Ltd
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The region of Amazonia drained by the upper parts of the Rio Trombetas and its tributary the Mapuera is almost unknown. From it emanated such mysterious legends as those of the White Indians, the Indians who live like otters in underwater caves, of Kashima the Indian city deep in the jungle, and even that of the Amazons themselves, for it was as the mouth of the Trombetas, in 1542, the Orellana saw his female warriors.
One of the most interesting discoveries of Mr Guppy was that the art of the Indians, like our own, is becoming increasingly abstract. His discussion of the causes makes one of the most provocative parts of a book full of exciting new facts about peoples.
Only two or three times before has the region been penetrated and this is the first book to be written about it, and is thus of prime importance not only to the general reader for whom it is intended, but for the geographer, the anthropologist, the botanist and would-be explorer as well.