Paperback ✓ Savages MOBI Á

Paperback  ✓ Savages MOBI Á
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Savages
  • Joe Kane
  • English
  • 22 July 2019
  • 0679740198

Savages❰BOOKS❯ ✮ Savages Author Joe Kane – Essayreview.co.uk Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of ian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life Includes eight pages of photos Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of ian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life Includes eight pages of photos.


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10 thoughts on “Savages

  1. says:

    I was a slap happy travel writer looking forward to experiencing the most bio diverse country on the plant for its size Ecaudor is touted as a paradise for nature lovers with 46 different eco systems, home to 1,600 bird species, 250 mammals, 358 amphibians 345 reptiles and 4,500 butterflies Then I read Joe Kane s horrifying expose of what has been taking place in theforests of Ecuador in a region called the Oriente since the 1970 s Oil companies have systematically been destroying the I was a slap happy travel writer looking forward to experiencing the most bio diverse country on the plant for its size Ecaudor is touted as a paradise for nature lovers with 46 different eco systems, home to 1,600 bird species, 250 mammals, 358 amphibians 345 reptiles and 4,500 butterflies Then I read Joe Kane s horrifying expose of what has been taking place in theforests of Ecuador in a region called the Oriente since the 1970 s Oil companies have systematically been destroying the forests, polluting the rivers with toxins that are destroying the beauty of the place and literally killing the indigenous people with toxic wastes and oil spills The Trans Ecuadorian Pipeline has sufferedthan 60 major ruptures since 1972, spilling 614,000 barrels of oil into rivers and streamsthan two Exxon Valdez tankers worth How can this be happening in the poster child for eco tourism How can this continue in a world that is supposedly enlightened to the fact that the forests are the lungs of the planet and hold untapped medicinal knowledge Kane lived with the Hourani Indians in their villages, and befriended their greatest leaders, while maintaining a journalist s objectivity His book is a sensitive, caring, thoroughly researched, deep look into the abuses of the oil companies His account ends in 1996, but the travesties live on If oil exploration continues at the current rate, in another 30 years oil reserves will be exhausted, the last ancientcultures decimated and there won t be any wilderness left Thomas Cook, Traveller s Guide, 2008 I am now saddened beyond words, but still looking forward to seeing what remains of Ecuador s glorious bounty If the United States, the chief exploiter of Ecuador s natural resources, weans itself off oil there could be hope of a recovery before the entire Ecaudorianforest is fouled and the Indians way of life gone forever.www.lindaballouauthor.com

  2. says:

    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 therainforest 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 o 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 therainforest 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 actgenerous than to give away food In the days prior to contact with outsiders, most natives never encounteredthan 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 theis a 2016 documentary on YouTube Abby Martin visited oil country in Ecuador to observe the current state of affairs

  3. says:

    Wow, what a great read It is incredible to me that of all the people who are blamed for the deforestation of the rain forest colonists, indigenous groups, agricultural workers , you never hear about one of the worst offenders big oil companies The descriptions of the oil spills that occurred in the middle of what used to be primary virgin rain forest was heart breaking The author was a journalist who became acquainted with a group of ian people, the Huaroni He described their way of l Wow, what a great read It is incredible to me that of all the people who are blamed for the deforestation of the rain forest colonists, indigenous groups, agricultural workers , you never hear about one of the worst offenders big oil companies The descriptions of the oil spills that occurred in the middle of what used to be primary virgin rain forest was heart breaking The author was a journalist who became acquainted with a group of ian people, the Huaroni He described their way of life as well as their efforts to stop the Ecuadorian government from allowing a large oil company from coming into their territory to look for crude The book told a complicated story without offering any easy solutions The history of all of the different groups who have gone into the rain forest and tried to help the indigenous groups, from missionaries to environmentalists, was fascinating The one negative about this book is the author occasionally went from journalist to anthropologist a role he was not qualified for and made some pretty broad statements about the Huaroni people

  4. says:

    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 muchcomplex, and we do get glimpses of that now and then amongst the Huaorani however, any foreigners are painted bleakly in black or white Overal 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 muchcomplex, 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 readrecent 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

  5. says:

    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 acomplete 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 acomplete 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

  6. says:

    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.

  7. says:

    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 invi 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

  8. says:

    Copyright 1995, 1996 but still OH SO relevant In the first half or so, you read Joe Kane s first hand account of an indigenous culture and their interactions with United States oil companies and missionaries The names and locations are challenging, so keeping them straight, was a little slow going for me It was helpful to refer to the map and pictures The last third of the book is jaw dropping Where there is oil, there will be exploitation It is still happening Everywhere We won t get pa Copyright 1995, 1996 but still OH SO relevant In the first half or so, you read Joe Kane s first hand account of an indigenous culture and their interactions with United States oil companies and missionaries The names and locations are challenging, so keeping them straight, was a little slow going for me It was helpful to refer to the map and pictures The last third of the book is jaw dropping Where there is oil, there will be exploitation It is still happening Everywhere We won t get past the greed until manypeople wake up

  9. says:

    insight to the one existing native tribe living in theEcuador region and how the oil industry and drilling has effected their lives Rowling is a great author

  10. says:

    Reading this book kinda made me want to burn down every gas station I saw.

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