Note: Conversation recorded at the Lowie (now Hearst) Museum of Anthropology at UC-Berkeley. Jivaro headhunters of eastern Ecuador live in isolated households (temporarily matrilocal) not villages. Cross-cousin marriage preferred (or marriage to someone outside of bilateral kindred). They are constantly moving to escape feuds, no permanent settlement, no permanent leader, no mens' group. War parties are a temporary collective, similar to eastern Indians of North America. Make war to take heads or go on assassination parties to avenge crimes. Practice sororal polygyny. Men clear jungle, women do gardening, grow manioc, and make beer. Babies, left with older sisters, are fed masticated manioc a few days from birth, are always hungry. Father gives advice every morning. Joking and playing by children is frowned on. Little boys hunt with blow gun. Male children of eight or nine accompany war parties, stick spear in corpse. Girls trained to work hard. Hospitality very important to men, who need large supplies of beer. There is much premarital sexual exploration. Adultery can result in bloodshed. Musical samples include shaman song, drumming; lullaby - "the baby is crying, he wants to drink milk" - sung by sister; dance music with percussion and flute; flute solo, female chorus, and two-stringed fiddle. Men and women dance together, sing separate songs at same time, words poetic and metaphoric. Discoordination - everyone for himself. Women get together for beer parties several times a week. Men drum while women sing. Singing includes extremely high notes. Alan Lomax: We are finding that when women participate actively in performance, they also have importance in productive life. There is a 90% correlation between high initiative in production and high musical initiative. Dr. Harner: Oh, yes. A man can't live without a wife. They agree that the joyous, high, flirtatious female choral singing is a counterpart to the somberness of the males. For men it is important to show power and forcefulness in speaking and singing. Weakness invites attack. In private domestic setting men and women are quite affectionate. Conversation about shrunken heads, taken to prevent supernatural revenge. Harner: Shrunken heads are easier to travel with. Brains and bones are dumped in a river. Man who took the head gives a feast. Forms of cooperation, in housebuilding and chiefly in warfare. In recent years, as feuding has become more prevalent cooperation has lessened.