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An engaging real life account of the effects that missionaries, oil companies and government interests have had on the Huaroni, an indigenous tribe in the Ecuadorian.First published in 1995, a lot has happened since then however Kane s account of his days living with the Huaroni gives the reader an appreciation and insight into their daily life following contact with outsiders and the adverse impact that neoliberalism has had on a group of people who have lived of the land for hundreds of years.The Huaroni s battle against the Ecuadorian Government and oil companies continues to this day This book provides anyone interested with valuable background reading. I was nervous about this book because the title seemed racist However, the title is purposeful aptly used The author discusses his choice also allows the reader to reconsider who is or isn t savage Anyone traveling in the Ecuadorian jungle, or concerned about the rainforest its inhabitants, should read this book I had such a better understanding of Ecuador s history, US involvement, the role of multinational companies after reading this book The author also offers a complete version of how Indigenous Ecuadorians have formed resistance against exploitative companies Given that the author is a journalist, even though this is non fiction the book reads with a plot It has a pulse and a pace that makes the reading enjoyable, even if the subject matter is heavy. @EBOOK ë Savages â Popular EPub, Savages Author Joe Kane This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Savages, Essay By Joe Kane Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Since I live in Ecuador, this book was especially gripping to me I appreciate the author s willingness to engage deeply with actually living with the Huaorani he s reporting on Those very actions, however, mean he presents a strongly biased report, verging into the romanticism of seeing most of the Huaorani as noble savages The truth is much complex, and we do get glimpses of that now and then amongst the Huaorani however, any foreigners are painted bleakly in black or white Overall, the book made me very curious to read recent work on the state of indigenous oil company relations here in country, as much has changed in the last 18 years, hopefully for the better It was almost comical reading some of Kane s descriptions of the provincial nature of Quito, when now it is quite modern and similar to many large cities around the world. In the 90s, Ecuador was in such hopeless debt that the gov allowed oil companies to destroy pristine jungle and manipulate the simple minded natives with impunity Conservation groups protested, but few of them had relationships with the tribes deep in those jungles Joe Kane is crazy enough to befriend the Huaorani what we get is a rare look at how they live, how they think, and how difficult it is for illiterate hunter gatherers who live in the moment to take on a cynical and seemingly invincible corporate juggernaut. I had this book out going through airport security in Guayaquil in 2003 One of the female security officers pointed at her colleague and laughed Savage No, no I interjected, the petroleros are the savages , but it didn t do any good, they ignored me. insight to the one existing native tribe living in the Ecuador region and how the oil industry and drilling has effected their lives Rowling is a great author Reading this book kinda made me want to burn down every gas station I saw. One day in 1991, a strange letter arrived at the Rainforest Action Network in San Francisco, where Joe Kane was working It was from members of the Huaorani tribe of Ecuador, wild folks who have lived in the rainforest for thousands of years Their jungle home had fantastic biodiversity, including many species that live nowhere else on Earth.The letter said that DuPont Conoco was planning to destroy their ecosystem and culture The Indians were perfectly happy with their traditional way of life, and they had no interest in being destroyed They just wanted to be left alone Help Kane quit his job and moved to South America Several years later, he published Savages, which described his exciting, chaotic, and painful adventure.Unlike our society, Huaorani men and women really have equal status It is never OK to give orders, or to raise a hand against a child or woman Family harmony is important A priest was amazed by them, They are joyful in a way that is complete and without self consciousness The Huaorani strive to be in tune with the abundance of the forest, so they will always have enough to eat Sharing is essential There is no higher manifestation of this ideal state than unqualified generosity, and no act generous than to give away food In the days prior to contact with outsiders, most natives never encountered than seventy or eighty people during their entire lives, most of whom they knew by name Imagine that a world without strangers or loneliness.Hunting in a dense rainforest is not easy Their technology included spears and blowguns Poison darts would kill monkeys in the branches above, requiring the hunter to climb up and retrieve them Over time, the feet of men who spent a lot of time in the treetops changed shape, making it easier for them to climb Photo Big toes bent outward, providing a tighter grip.Until the 1950s, the Huaorani had almost no contact with the outer world Then, the missionaries arrived, to save the souls of the demon worshippers They believed that the Indians needed to live in permanent settlements, clear the jungle, become farmers, join the cash economy, and pay taxes Their children needed to learn Spanish, and get a proper civilized education, so they could abandon their backward culture and language Maidenform brassieres were distributed to the jungle camps, so women could conceal their shameful boobs.The missionaries were walking disease bombs, and they knew that the natives had no immunity to the pathogens they brought into the rainforest, but they were on a mission from God Even ordinary influenza could wipe out uncontacted people It was vitally important to convert the savages to the one and only genuine interpretation of Christianity, before other missionaries arrived and introduced them to one of the many false interpretations especially Catholic , condemning their souls to the eternal fires of Hell.The missionaries held the natives in low regard and, likewise, the natives resented the freaky aliens The Huaorani word for outsiders was cowode cannibals In their culture, sickness, misfortune, and death were never the result of mere bad luck, they were always caused by sorcery conjured by others When someone died, even an infant, justice required relatives to identify the culprit and kill him or her in revenge While this clashes with the virtuous morals our culture has invented, it kept their numbers stable Their ecological ethics were far superior to those of the aliens.Kane became friends with Enqueri, a smart but unreliable Huaorani lad who could speak Spanish In 1956, his father and friends killed five missionaries, because soon after missionaries visited, many died from ghastly diseases It was easy to determine the source of this sorcery and deliver rough justice.Clever missionaries realized that two could play this game After deaths, they would accuse the native shamans of demonic acts, and grieving families believed them By 1991, most shamans had been murdered Kane met a shaman named Mengatohue He could enter an ayahuasca trance and become a jaguar Missionaries told schoolchildren that he was an agent of the devil Kids mocked him.Rachel Saint was the sister of one of the speared missionaries, and she continued to pursue his work One of her first native converts, To a, became a preacher He attempted to convince the Huaorani that their traditional culture, everything they knew, was totally wrong Enqueri said that To a brought with him an evil so strong that it killed a child To avenge this misfortune, he was killed with seven spears.In 1967, oil was discovered in Huaorani country, an estimated 216 million barrels, enough to fuel American gas guzzlers for about thirteen days In 1969, Saint created a protectorate reservation for the Huaorani, with a school and chapel Before long, all 104 Indian residents had polio, 16 died, and another 16 were crippled.The Company oil interests helped Saint create and operate the protectorate They wanted to clear the Huaorani off their traditional lands, so they could build roads, do seismic testing, drill wells, and construct pipelines without bloody resistance Saint was thankful for their kind assistance, but regretted their dark side, the booze, prostitution, and violence that came with the full scale capitalist blitzkrieg However, she never doubted that God was smiling on her holy ethnocide.Ecuador s government was impressively corrupt and incompetent They excelled at boosting debt, stashing stolen funds in Miami banks, and driving up food prices Seventy nine percent of the people lived in poverty Officials were desperate for income from the oil industry, and they cooperated in every possible way Soldiers kept journalists and activists out of oil country, and the Company was free to pollute the land to the best of their abilities Toxic crud was dumped anywhere, and pipelines often leaked Rivers turned black, fish died, birds died, caimans died, bananas died, and natives got very sick For natives, middle age was 25.Ecuador was also eager to rid their crowded cities of poor people The government promoted the colonization of the rainforest When roads were built, a four mile strip 6.5 km on each side was dedicated for settlement by colonists They flooded into the wilderness, erased jungle, built flimsy shacks, and attempted to produce coffee and cattle on low quality rainforest soil that was quickly depleted Many became laborers for the Company, where the work was hard, and the pay meager No effort was made to interfere with widespread illegal logging.Colonization was a rapidly spreading cancer that wouldn t stop until its ecosystem host was destroyed, including the tribal people There was fierce conflict between the Indians and colonists, many died, and many shacks were burned, but the cancer persisted A wise guy once noted that the words road and raid come from the same root No place is safer than a vast roadless forest.The struggle against modernity continued, on and on, with little success Kane liked his Huaorani friends, but he wasn t willing to dedicate his life to their struggle To the powerful, he was an annoying troublemaker, so he was unlikely to die from old age Kane returned to California and wrote his book By the last page, everything was worse, a saga of endless bullshit, craziness, and tragedy There are millions horror stories similar to Kane s, for every commodity utilized by industrial civilization.Jos Miguel Gold raz was a Spanish priest who had spent 20 years in South America By and by, he lost interest in soul saving, and became an activist He had no doubt that the natives would kill oil workers in defense of their land When the Huaorani kill, there is a spiritual discipline to it Americans kill without knowing they are doing it You don t want to know you are doing it And yet you are going to destroy an entire way of life So you tell me Who are the savages Chevron vs the is a 2016 documentary on YouTube Abby Martin visited oil country in Ecuador to observe the current state of affairs. This book will give you plenty of reason to despise the modern world I can t see how folks who ve read this could look at a gas station without thinking of all that was lost as a result In many ways, I think this is probably one of the best books on the subject of greed I ve read in while, and that s because of how far it takes you into the histories and relationships between the tribes and what the culture of these people represented and how strong they were when they built what they built It s a very tragic, heartbreaking book, but it also happens to have a sense of humor as well, and that s probably the most important thing about it I think that Kane knows how to truly get the reader to feel the sensation of starring into the eyes of the people whose lives are being diminished by rich corporations who couldn t even begin to fathom the kind of horror that they re causing in their efforts to improve their resources In the end, it will all be for nothing, and that s the tragedy of it, but that s also the irony of it too I probably wouldn t read it again, but I loved this book to death.