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The story of the death of Coronel Fawcett
Contributor (compiler):Carlos Fausto
Estado de Mato Grosso
Description:The old Nahu answers to the questions of his grand-son Mutuá about the death of Coronel Percy Fawcett, an english adventurer and member of the British Army, desappeared in 1925, during his travel through the upper Xingu region, somewhere in the territory of the karib speaking goups of the upper Xingu (Kuikuro, Kalapalo, Nahukwa and Matipu). Apparently he, with his son and a small expedition team, was searching for the famous Eldorado, a mythical place in western imageries. His body was never found. Brazilian authorities and journalists declared, at the time, that Fawcett had been killed by the Kalapalo. Two more expeditions to the region were motivated by the Fawcett desappearance. Two expeditions, conducted by G. M. Dyott , in 1928, and by Vincent Petrullo, in 1931, tried without succes to find Fawcett's body. The Kalapalo tell their version of the story (see Ellen Basso, 1995. The Last Cannibal. Austin: Texas University Press). They say that Fawcett was received by themselves very friendly, spending some time in their village. After this, Fawcett decided to continue his trip to the north, despite the many warnings that the Kalapalo gave to him. Probably, Fawcett met "fierce people" (ngikogo) not far away from the Kalapalo and he was killed by them. Nahu tells one more version of the Fawcett story very similar to the Kalapalo version recorded by Ellen Basso.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-37D5-A
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Kuikuro Team
Language (ISO639):kui
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Kuikúro-Kalapálo language
Subject (ISO639):kui
Type (DCMI):Text


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