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Travel Event

Shep leaves to visit the headhunters of Peru

September 8, 1965

Shep leaves on trip to the Amazon
Additional Comments:
The Shopra Indians live in small family units, not in a village. They are all strong muscular people. "Burning a monkey" - One of their chief meals is monkey meat. The native drink is a yellowing vaugely alcoholic liquid which they drink after every meal. Living in the jungle is a full time occupation. The day starts about an hour before dawn. Hunting is dangerous and difficult. The Jaguar is a real threat along with the anaconda. Shep performs with the Jews Harp, Kazoo, and Nose flute, and they wind up playing in a duet. The Chief says they are the first people to come to paticipate with the tribe. They loved being entertained. Lee Chamberlain - Luden's rep Sol Potemkin - photographer Doris Cox - Translator Tariri - Chief of the tribe Arushba (sp?) Chief's son
Audio Links:
• Barry Farber tells the story at the FOTR convention - 10-20-2000 -
Where Shep Made Reference To This Subject
Links to Further Information:
• WOR Show - Thursday - September 16, 1965
• WOR Show - Friday - September 17, 1965
• WOR Show - Saturday - September 18, 1965
• WOR Show - Monday - September 20, 1965
• WOR Show - Tuesday - September 21, 1965