MPI-PL Archive

tipite_Nasau
In this session, Nasau explains how the Tiriyós prepare their fields.
Samuwaka
This sessions contains a narrative about the old village of Samuwaka, which no longer exists. It is based on what the narrator remembers having heard from his father.
ariweime_Asehpe
In this session, Asehpë narrates the story of the cayman -- a mythical narrative. NB: only the second half of the story is preserved in the media file.
wepininpe_Asehpe
In this session, Asehpë narrates the story of the 'wëpïnïnpë' - the bad shooter, the man who couldn't shoot.
FrogAret
This session contains the description of the frog story book by Kurawaka Aretïna. The speaker had looked quickly through the book first and then went back to the first page. He described each page thoroughly before turning to the next one. He did come up with a ''story" for what was happening.
enupininpe_Asehpe
In this session, Asehpë narrates the story of the woodpecker and the blind man -- a mythical narrative.
Naaki_iwehtoponpe
In this session, Naaki narrates the story of his life, with special attention to the reasons that led him to come to Brazil.
Conversation_Nursery_Renato
This session contains part of a conversation (which had already started when I turned the recorder on, and which continued after I turned it off) between several people who were waiting for their turn at the nursery in Missão Tiriós. The main topic in the beginning is Renato's punishment (he had stabbed another man on the shoulder and almost got him killed; he was publicly whipped for that); they talk about how harsh physical punishment can be, especially in other places, and about another case in which someone had been severely punished..
Asehpe_iwehtoponpe
In this session, Asehpë narrates the story of his life, with special attention to the episode of his 'epinëhto', i.e. when his father gave him medicine so that he would be a good hunter.
Angelica_Berenice
In this session, Sérgio tries to get Angélica and Berenice to talk about various people whose photographs are printed in Rivière's book on the Tiriyó.
taru_Asehpe
In this session, Asehpë narrates the story of the Taru / Moomoori / Jaraware -- a mythical narrative.