National Geographic : 1955 Mar
+ Pendants in a Young Man's Necklace Are Brazilian Census Tags Page 342, upper: Discovering that their cara tubers (page 340) were in danger of spoiling, Yewara villagers turned the surplus into wine and called a marathon festival. On the appointed day shouts from the river announced the arrival of kins men with their dogs, hammocks, and cooking pots. The festival lasted the better part of three days and nights. Time out was called only to let cele brants sleep off their exhaustion. A shuffling, cir cling dance that filled waking hours was punctuated by shrill whistles and howls and frequent pauses for drinking. Lower: Two small boys entering the hut dress in their fathers' discarded palm-frond capes. A heel betrays one lad camouflaged from head to ankle. This pole-and-thatch hut houses the entire village, one of four in British Guiana's Wai Wai land. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Betty J. Meggers 343 Kodachrome by Clifford Evans + Young Man with a Horn Tunes Up for the Festivities Bark horns, rattles, and reed flutes provide noisy rhythms for the in terminable dancing. This youth encases his pigtail in a cane tube to conceal hair that has not yet grown to coveted waist length.