Imagine making your living by hunting, fishing, and collecting wild plants and insects. Imagine having to worry about being attacked by a jaguar or some other wild animal. This is how our ancestors lived for hundreds of thousands of years, but only a few peoples carry on this ancient lifestyle today. One of the few are the Ache, hunter-gatherers living in Paraguay, a country in South America.
Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who has been studying the Ache for fifteen years. She has spent years living with the Ache people: learning their language, observing their history. The photographs and text offer invaluable insight into the work of an anthropologist.
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The book explains how the anthroplogist, Magdalena Hurtado, became who she is today. The book shows how she lived with the Asthe' people and the influences she had on them as well as they had on her. The book is very thorough with the habitiat and culture of the Asthe' people. This book is for an older student who likes to learn about different cultures.
Mary Batten writes about the life of Magdalena Hurtado and her work with the Ache. The Ache are one of the last hunter gather tribes in the world. Hurtado tells her story of working with the Ache. This would be a great book to read in a social studies or science class to introduce anthropologist or just different cultures.