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Culture: Aymara | Ayoreo | Baniwa | Kanamari | Kayapo | Kaingang | Kraho | Macushi | Maroon | Maruba | Piaroa | Quechua | Ticuna | Tiriyó | Xavante | Wapishana | Wayana | Yanomami | Ye'kuana
Alternate forms: Tucuna, Yanomamo
Extent: 4 linear feet (estimate)
Description: The South American materials in the James V. Neel papers consists materials related to Neel's genetics and populations studies among some indigenous people in Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The bulk of these materials concern the Xavante and Yanomami peoples, written as "Yanomamo" by Neel. These materials can be found throughout most sections of the finding aid, though see especially "Series IIa: Amerindian" and "Series IIIa: Amerindian." In addition to data, reports, correspondence, and other manuscripts, "Series X: Photographic materials" contains numerous photographs of Xavante and Yanomami peoples from the 1960s. Materials on other indigenous groups can be located by searching within the finding aid for the culture terms listed above in the entry or by searching for the term "Indians."
Collection: James V. Neel Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.96)
Date: 1946 and undated
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Ye'kuana materials in the Lounsbury Papers consists of one folder titled "Venezuelan languages," found in Series II in the "South America" sub-series. Includes "Guaika vocabulary collected by J. M. Cruxent; unidentified notes; Julio Febres Cordero, 'Un Vocabulario Caribe del Oriente Venezolano,' Publicaciones del Ministerio de Educacion Nacional, Caracas." Also includes 2 pencil sketches, Inca figure, map of Venezuela.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)