Anthropology Hourani people

Anthropology Hourani people - Krista Ammons 11/10/2011 The...

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Krista Ammons 11/10/2011 The Huaorani people have established their ways of life as a hunter-gatherer village for over a thousand years in the jungles of Ecuador. The Huaorani people have had been fighting to keep their patriarchal society against the rubber merchants for one or two hundred years. After the oil companies came then the missionaries did as well. The religious beliefs of the Huaorani people were very different before the missionaries set foot into their culture. They believed in witchcraft, sorcerers, and demons which consumed them. The missionaries were said to spread “lies” among them that “God” was coming. Soon after they were establishing villages that were deemed Christian oriented. The missionaries played an important part (whether they knew or not) in helping the oil companies gain entrance into the Amazon. The Huaorani saw the missionaries as “civilizing” them, and they moved the Indians onto reserves. The Huaorani people who normally would attack workers of the oil companies and succeed in making them leave,
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ANTHRO 210 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '05 term at University of Tennessee.

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