|THE YANOMAMOINDIANS||HUNTING TECHNIQUE AND CONTROL|
|The yanomamo indians live in a remote region of
eastern venesuela where the amazon jungle is densest. During the last few years their
culture and way of living have dramatically changed. "Today when we go hunting
we use a new hunting technique" says Shandi, the headsman of the Yanamomo tribe.
"We have this special silver-box imitating the sound of a female tapir in heat. The
male ones comes running immediately through the vegetation".
The suitcase was handed over by a missionary, as a gift for saving him from drowning in the amazon river. "Westerners -and especially missionariers- keep their paddle on the wrong side of the canoe when they are travelling downstreams" Shandi says laughing to himself.