An Anthropologist, Once Accused of Genocide, Tells His Story at Last

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In his new autobiography, Napoleon Chagnon describes his research among the Yanomami tribe of the Amazon region, and what allegations about his work there have cost him.
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When the 150-pound anaconda burst upward from the river, nearly seizing him by the head, Napoleon A. Chagnon wasn't fearful—he was furious. The famous anthropologist grabbed his double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun and pumped round after round into the...

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