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Oct 18: Exhibition Opening: The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread

A member of the Ese'Eja tribe of Peru

A member of the Ese’Eja tribe of Peru. Photo by Jon Cox and Andrew Bale.

4:30-6:30 p.m., Ron and Linda Yanke Research Center gallery. Remarks by photographers Jon Cox and Andrew Bale, and Roger Mustalish, outgoing president of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research at 5:30 p.m.

The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread shares one of the few extant foraging societies of the Amazon basin and the ways the tribe is endangered by environmental degradation due to illegal gold mining and deforestation. The exhibit contains 20 contemporary Daguerrotype photographs, 32 Platinum-Palladium photographic prints, and 10 drawings by tribal members. Also included are numerous handmade baskets and utensils, bows and arrows, canoe paddles, garments made of bark fiber, and beautiful decorative objects of the Ese’Eja material culture.

The exhibition will remain at Boise State until Feb. 1, 2019.


October 18
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Yanke Family Research Park