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Napoleon A. Chagnon (born 1938) is an American anthropologist.

Born in Chagawa, Michigan, he studied the Yanomami people and has written many books on the subject, among others one especially successful called Yanomamo: The Fierce People.

In 2000, journalist Patrick Tierney wrote a controversial book called Darkness in El Dorado, in which he accused Chagnon of improper, unethical and criminal conduct. Most of the accusations were later debunked by a panel set up by the University of Michigan.


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