"...excellent ethnography...this work provides an interesting and important account of one indigenous people's political struggles in contemporary Amazonia." · Journal of Latin American Studies
"... a good book ... clearly written ... that raises a number of important general issues relevant to the contemporary political, cultural and economic struggles of indigenous peoples of the Amazon and elsewhere." · Terence Turner, Cornell University
About the Author
A native of Pennsylvania, Lawrence Ziegler-Otero teaches in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Plattsburgh. After a "first career" as a trade union organizer in the United States, he became an anthroplogist in order to study political, labor and indigenous organizations. He has also lived and worked in Ecuador and Puerto Rico.