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The following site contains an interesting article looking at the effects of ethnography and cultural representation. It holds valid ideas and points of importance to contemporary anthropology. Reflecting on the effect and validation of ethnography in effectiveness. Nimuendaju is referenced as unique in his approach to ethnography through his ‘going-native’ approach. The growth of ethnography and anthropology in the twentieth centaury with anthropologists such as E.Pritchard created a very different approach to study. Leaving much scope for us today, to reflectively consider the validity of such ethnographies and cultural classifications. It is interesting to see that contemporary ethnography is now steering back towards the angle of which Nimuendaju took, recording information as the study subjects see it, not the ethnographer’s interpretation. ‘ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THE SCIENTIFIC MIND: ACTIVISM OR After Koch-Grünberg other ethnographers visited, but none of them were to make such comparative studies, with the exception of Nimuendaju, who in 1927 visited... ‘ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THE SCIENTIFIC MIND: ACTIVISM OR... Return to home page
Tangible sources for further information. List of books, publishers and retailers offering further information on or by Nimuendaju. Southwest museum Home page
Beautiful stories Music and fame. Extra’s Home page
Beautiful stories written in a slightly romantic style involving Nimuendaju as a member of Native American society and as an observer. The story of a butterfly. Them Guarani. Home page
Journals and extracts of anthropologic interest referencing Nimuendaju. Review of ethnography. Early interactions of South America with the West. Example of another early explorer and style of ethnographic documentation. Home page
Journals and extracts written by Nimuendaju. The dual organisations of the Ramko’ Kemekia of North Brazil. The assosiations of the Serente. Serente Tales The social structure of the Ramko’ Kemekra Writings about the above journal Home page
Curt Nimuendaju. Reprinted from the American Anthropologist 48 (1946): Layout of the typical village Nimuendaju shared living quarters with. Further information on this can be located in the journal ‘Dual organisatioons of the Ramko’ Kemekia of North Brazil. Pictures of the landscape which Nimuendaju explored with the Native Indians. Maps highlightling the Native tribal regions Nimuendaju inhabited and visited. Pictures, maps and diagrams Home page Photos of Indians Nimuendaju lived with. Taken from his book- The Tukuna 1952.
Life History of Nimuendaju Summary of Nimuendaju by the Editor. Extract from an article by W.H. Crocker. Home page