- Collection ID:
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
- Physical Description:
121 Film reels
color sound; 95,866 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Film documentation of the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela shot by Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon. Collection also contains camera and sound logs, correspondence, production notes, sound recordings, and related publications.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon in 1984.
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Timothy Asch papers.
- Chagnon, Napoleon A. 1977. Ya̦nomamö, the fierce people. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
- Cohen, Hart. 1979. "The Ax Fight: Mapping Anthropology on Film." Cine Tracts: A Journal of Film and Cultural Studies. 2(2): 61-73.
Human Studies Film Archives
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