The Lost Tribe

The Lost Tribe

A Harrowing Passage Into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
A detailed look into the lifestyle of Liawep tribe, who still live under Stone Age conditions, describes the author's adventures in seeking out the elusive New Guinea tribe and the emotional impact of modern civilization on the Liawep people.

Blackwell North Amer
Two years before this story begins, the Liawep were a lost tribe. There were seventy-nine of them, living in deep jungle in far northwest Papua New Guinea. They worshiped a mountain and dressed in leaves. They hid when planes flew overhead, believing them to be evil sanguma birds. There was no record of them in census books; as far as the outside world was concerned they did not exist.
Edward Marriott first heard about the Liawep tribe in 1993, when their "discovery" by a missionary hit the international headlines. Unable to believe that anyone - any group of men, women, and children - could still be truly lost, still truly living in the Stone Age conditions described in the reports, he set out to find the Liawep himself, to hear their stories, their hopes for the future, and their fears for their changing world. Banned by the Papua New Guinea government from visiting them, he assembled his own ragtag patrol and, like one of the great British adventurer-explorers of the last century, ventured illegally into the wilderness in search of his quarry. Nothing could have prepared him for what he found or for the dramatic events that followed.

Baker
& Taylor

A detailed look into the lifestyle of the Liawep tribe, who still live under Stone Age conditions, describes the author's adventures in seeking out the elusive New Guinea tribe and the emotional impact of modern civilization on the Liawep people

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1997
Edition: 1st. American ed
ISBN: 9780805053180
0805053182
Characteristics: xi, 258 p. ; 22 cm

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