By C. Napier Bell,Philip A. Dennis
In the Nineteen Eighties, conflicts among the Miskito humans of Nicaragua's jap coast and the Sandinistas drew foreign awareness. certainly, the Miskitos' fight to guard their cultural autonomy and land rights issues out a curious old anomaly. This local team has lengthy had nearer ties to British and American tradition than to Hispanic Nicaraguan tradition. C. Napier Bell, son of a British dealer, grew up at the Miskito Coast within the 19th century and spoke the Miskito language fluently.
Tangweera, first released in 1899, is Bell's autobiographical account of his boyhood studies. wealthy in ethnographic aspect, the publication files an idyllic lifetime of looking, fishing, and buying and selling. Bell describes the social customs and ideology of some of the Indian peoples he knew, in addition to the family members one of the coastal Miskito, the black creole inhabitants, and the tribes of the interior—the latter a subject matter of continuous value. even if Bell shared universal nineteenth-century principles concerning the inferiority of "savage" races, his affection for the Miskito humans and his love in their land fill Tangweera. Anthropologists, historians, naturalists, and tourists within the quarter will locate this attention-grabbing reading.
The creation through Philip A. Dennis, Professor of Anthropology at Texas Tech collage, offers a contemporary observer's view of Miskito tradition and
discusses vital alterations and continuities on account that Bell's time.
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