"Strokes of good fortune brought Frank Salomon to villages and archives with extraordinary potential for research. Imagination, erudition, and perseverance permitted him to retrieve insights of great importance from these sources. The world seems subtly yet significantly different after reading "The Cord Keepers", since Salomon convinces his readers that the human capacities to record meanings and to transmit cultural forms are deeper and broader than they had thought."--Benjamin Orlove, author of "Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca"
About the Author
Frank Salomon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of "Native Lords of Quito in the Age of the Incas" and coauthor of "The Huarochiri Manuscript: A Testament of Ancient and Colonial Andean Religion." He is a coeditor of the two South American volumes of "The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas: South America" ("Prehistory and Conquest" and "Colony and Republics").