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Among Cannibals

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Among Cannibals by Carl Lumholtz is a fascinating and eye-opening account of the author's adventures among the indigenous tribes of Northern Queensland, Australia in the late 19th century. Through his vivid descriptions and firsthand experiences, Lumholtz provides a unique insight into the cultures, customs, and beliefs of these little-known tribes.

The book offers a balanced perspective on the often misunderstood practice of cannibalism, shedding light on the complex reasons behind its existence within these tribes. Lumholtz's respectful and empathetic approach to his subjects allows readers to appreciate the humanity and richness of their traditions, despite the cultural differences.

Lumholtz's detailed observations of the landscape, flora and fauna, as well as his interactions with the tribal communities, make for a captivating and informative read. His writing is engaging and heartfelt, drawing readers into a world that is both foreign and familiar.

Overall, Among Cannibals is a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of a little-known world and a valuable addition to the field of anthropology. Lumholtz's work is a testament to the power of cross-cultural understanding and the importance of respecting and learning from diverse societies.

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From 1880-1883, the author undertook an academic expedition to Australia, with the purpose of recording zoological phenomena. While there, he developed an interest in the indigenous people and, unlike contemporary studies, did not restrict himself to appearance and outward behavior, but rather looked at the social, economic and anthropological. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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