Brown, Michael F. 1950-

Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people / Michael F. Brown. - 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Andean prelude -- Armadillo for breakfast -- Puzzle pieces -- Jesus versus the warrior spirits -- Four weddings and a funeral -- Trouble in mind -- Hard lessons -- Civilization's twisting road -- Boundary condition -- Looking back.

[Description]In this story of one man's encounter with an indigenous people of Peru, Michael Brown guides his readers upriver into a contested zone of the Amazonian frontier, where more than 50,000 Awajun--renowned for pugnacity and fierce independence--use hard-won political savvy, literacy, and digital skills to live life on their own terms, against long odds.

9780674735583 0674735587 067436807X 9780674368071

22573/ctt7xpqkg JSTOR


Indians of South America--Social conditions.--Peru--Amazonas
Indians of South America--Social life and customs.--Peru--Amazonas
Indians of South America--Peru--Amazonas--Folklore.


Electronic books.

F3429.1.A3 / .B769 2014

306.0985/46