[Marxism] Fwd: 'Noble Savages': Chagnon's new book triggers resignation and protests

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 28 11:00:43 MST 2013

Dear Louis,

My name is Sarah Gilbertz and I work for Survival International, a
tribal rights organization. I saw that you wrote about Napoleon Chagnon
and his new book 'Noble Savages' and I thought you might be interested 
in our latest Press Release.

Not only has Marshall Sahlins, 'the world's most respect anthropologist
alive today' resigned from the  Academy of Sciences but a large group of 
anthropologists specializing in the Brazilian and Venezuelan Yanomami 
have issued a joint statement condemning Chagnon's work:


The Yanomami themselves have spoken out about Chagnon who has described
them as ‘sly, aggressive and intimidating’, and claimed they ‘live in a
state of chronic warfare’. Chagnon's work has also had damaging
consequences for the rights of the Yanomami.

Below I'm sending our press release which includes a statement by Davi
Kopenawa, a spokesman for the Yanomami and President of a Yanomami

Survival International has compiled a list of materials on the Chagnon


Please get in touch if you are interested in covering this or if you
have any questions.

Best wishes,

Sarah Gilbertz
Press Assistant
Survival International
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7687 8710



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