Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) Course
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he Paya Indians, Baer had seen "-or at least he thought he had seen," notes Marsh-

the first white
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Indians of tha
t expedition. With the aid of a friendly chief, Baer
had been taken to

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a small house in the jungle beyond the village; As he entered, a frightened young girl, the only occupant, rushed out of the house into the jungle. She wore only a loin cloth. Her entire body and long hair had been dyed a very dark blue, almost black, but her eyes were decidely blue, and the skin around her eyes and on other parts of the body where it had escaped the dyeing process was distinctly white. The arrival of a number of angry Paya Indians prevented Baer from making any furt

g of his career

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," and Baer

had already sp

ent time weighing the bodies, brains, and other organs of monkeys they had found. (134) A new species of small white frog had been discovered by Breder, the naturalist from the American Museum of Natural History, and Baer's excitement had been further aroused by his own measurements of around 100 " Chocois" Indians for their "Cephalic Index," and his discovery that the hair of a great many of the children was decidedly light brown. Doubting the endurance of this obese man, who was in poor physical condition, Marsh had only accepted him to begin with because he wanted the Smithsonian represented, together wi

th its guarantee of scientifi
c authority. But no doubt the


n needed Marsh, too, with his promise of authentic t

ropicana nicely packaged in mysterious overlays of sex and color, mimesis and alterity. The iconographic framing

of Marsh'

te the title

page is a full-page frontispiece of a young woman with a crown of feathers, captioned just as reproduced here. It is as if this woman will resurrect Baer, if not

white science itself, wh

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eit "lightskinned," as in the following episode wh

done me the honor of treating me as a familiar house guest, not as a stranger. That is, in accordance with Tule [Cuna] woman's custom within the confines of her own house, she had taken off her long skirt and appl

iqued blouse and was dressed like the Chocoi women in merely a short loin cl

oth. I had decided to attempt no amorous adventures among the