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Napoleon Chagnon

Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon will discuss his recently published memoir, Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes—The Yanomamö and the Anthropologists, as well as the controversies that have arisen during his career.

Noble Savages Napoleon Chagnon

Chagnon, who has studied the indigenous Amazonian Yanomamö Indians of Venezuela since 1964, is a distinguished research professor at the University of Missouri and adjunct research scientist at the University of Michigan. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. His popular 1968 book, Yanomamö: The Fierce People, has been widely used as an ethnographic text in university anthropology courses.

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Noble Savages
Archived Event Information

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
RSVP (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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