Story Of An Anthropologist Who Fell In Love With A Native Woman From The Amazon And Took Her To The USA
November 21, 2017
Kenneth Good is American anthropologist specializing in an indigenous group of native southern Venezuelans called Yanomami. This group lives in the midst of the Amazon jungle and is one of the few peoples who still live in a way almost identical to prior to European colonization.
The village is located in an area which is difficult to reach, surrounded by dense forest and rivers. Kenneth was interested in studying them more closely and decided to live with them for some time during the 70s. But he didn't expect that by living among them he would end up finding love.
Living with the tribe, he learned their language and was treated as part of the group. One day, the tribal chief told him to marry his youngest daughter, a girl of only 12 years of age called Yarima. At that time, Kenneth was 38 years old and he felt that he could not do such a thing.