New and Old Disease Threats in the Peruvian Amazon: The Case of Urarina

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Author

Ritchie Witzig

Item Type

Journal Article

Abstract Note

Since the first Europeans came to the West, the Indigenous peoples have dwindled due to warfare, but more importantly, biological warfare. This article details the struggles of the Urarina people of Peru as the try to maintain their isolation from the outside world as to avoid biological deterioration, as well as cultural deterioration.

Date

Summer 1996

Issue

2

Pages

6-9

Publication Title

Abya Yala News: Journal of the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC)

Title

New and Old Disease Threats in the Peruvian Amazon: The Case of Urarina

Volume

10