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Author Vilaça, Aparecida, 1958- author.

Title Paletó and me : memories of my Indigenous father / Aparecida Vilaça ; translated by David Rodgers
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Death without Cannibalism -- The Encounter -- The Peccary Brother -- The Houses -- Escaping Death for the First Time -- The First White and Other Wars -- The Stone Axe, the Dream of Paris, and the Bachelor House -- The Jaguar Mother-in-Law -- The Wives -- Escaping Death for the Second Time: The Massacre -- The Bewitched Bride and Poison in the Houses -- Meeting the Whites -- Sexy -- Talking with the Bishop and the Misunderstandings of Contact -- The Epidemics -- Guajará-Mirim, Brazil -- Meeting the Missionaries -- In the Land of the Priests -- Becoming a Believer -- One Coach Station, Two Airports, and a Titanium Leg -- Where the Water Meets the Clouds and the Fish-Men -- The Animals Who Are People, the Big Rock, and the Bones of the Dead -- The Slippery People and the Big Television -- Making Kin -- The Farewell
Summary "Winner of the prestigious Casa de las Américas Prize, this work spins a heartfelt story of an improbable relationship between an anthropologist and her charismatic Indigenous father. When Aparecida Vilaça first traveled down the remote Negro River in Amazonia, she expected to come back with notebooks and tapes full of observations about the Indigenous Wari' people--but not with a new father. In Paletó and Me, Vilaça shares her life with her adoptive Wari' family, and the profound personal transformations involved in becoming kin. Paletó--unfailingly charming, always prepared with a joke--shines with life in Vilaça's account of their unusual father-daughter relationship. Paletó was many things: he was a survivor, who lived through the arrival of violent invaders and diseases. He was a leader, who taught through laughter and care, spoke softly, yet was always ready to jump into the unknown. He could shift seamlessly between the roles of the observer and the observed, and in his visits to Rio de Janeiro, deconstructs urban social conventions with ease and wit. Begun the day after Paletó's death at the age of 85, Paletó and Me is a celebration of life, weaving together the author's own memories of learning the lifeways of Indigenous Amazonia with her father's testimony to Wari' persistence in the face of colonization. Speaking from the heart as both anthropologist and daughter, Vilaça offers an intimate look at Indigenous lives in Brazil over nearly a century"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Originally published in Portuguese in 2018 under the title Paletó e eu : memórias de meu pai indígena."
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 18, 2021)
Subject Vilaça, Aparecida, 1958-
Paletó, -2017.
Pakaasnovos Indians -- Brazil -- Biography
Women ethnologists -- Brazil -- Biography
Pakaasnovos Indians
Women ethnologists
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Rodgers, David (Translator), translator.
LC no. 2021018477
ISBN 9781503629349
Other Titles Paletó e eu. English