A very important contribution to the political ecology literature and indigenous Amazonian populations.
—José Martínez-Reyes, author of Moral Ecology of a Forest: The Nature Industry and Maya Post-Conservation
Zanotti provides a detailed and moving account of Kayapó courage and will in the face of what might seem overwhelming odds. She intersperses her experiences and impressions with historical chronicles and relevant theories. Valuable to aid workers, development agents, and anyone interested in South American Indigenous peoples.
Zanotti effortlessly weaves theoretical contributions into rich ethnographic description, carrying the reader into the center of the village ceremony, the forest nut grove, the sweet potato field, and the network of paths surrounding the scientific research station.
—Juliet Erazo, author of Construyendo la Autonomía: Organizaciones Indígenas, Gobierno y Uso de la Tierra en la Región Amazónica del Ecuador, 1964–2001