Issue: Vol. 10, no. 2 (Summer 1996)

Article: Ritchie Witzig, “New and Old Disease Threats in the Peruvian Amazon: The Case of Urarina,” Abya Yala News: Journal of the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC) 10, no. 2 (1996): 6-9. Accessed October 19, 2018. http://saiic.nativeweb.org/ayn/document/1535.

Abstract: 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.

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