In 1975 Kenneth Good traveled to Venezuela to study the Yanomamö. After he had lived in the village for about two years, he found himself under increasing pressure to become betrothed. What the hell, he thought, what would be so wrong in saying yes? So he became betrothed to Yarima, who at that time was around nine years old. Then something unexpected happened. Good began to fall in love with Yarima. He consummated their marriage when she was about fourteen, and he was almost forty. Five years later, after having lived with the Yanomamö for more than twelve years, Good brought his now-pregnant wife back to the United States. Things did not work out as he had expected.
Wow this is so fascinating!…i couldn’t find a good video about this or even a really good written report, but i find it really interesting how things that we are so accustomed to and find essential are not entirely necessary to be happy and how culture and relationships are so important no matter who you are or where you are from. i found myself sad for Yarima when she couldn’t be her self and sad for kenneth when he had to let her go. But in the end everyone is ok