Author Archives: Bruce M Knauft PhD

Tucumcari Revisited [March 15]

Six hundred and twenty miles straight across from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to New Mexico.  I’ve done the long flat dry southwestern crossing several times before.  But never like this.  Of course it was a different world then.  In 1971 … Continue reading

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Trump Beleaguered

Trump Beleaguered March 1 For two-and-a-half years, Trump has torn apart not just the U.S., but the American nation. It was a nation that had some vestige of shared collective identity, no less palpable or real for being imaginary. Though … Continue reading

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Gebusi recovery from drought

I’m pleased to report, now returned from two months back in the field this past summer, that Gebusi have survived and recovered remarkably well from the catastrophic drought that impacted them earlier this year and in 2015. Below is a … Continue reading

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Gebusi food shortage critical

***March 2016:  To view an updated video presentation concerning the Gebusi’s severe drought and food shortage — including in relation to our own planned attempt to return to Gebusi this coming May and June — click HERE***

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Gebusi / Nomad area drought relief

Subject: Fund for North Fly relief effort A food relief effort for the peoples of the Nomad area, including the Gebusi, is now being organized by Dr. Emma Gilberthorpe.  See further info below!  Best, -Bruce K .Dear friends and colleagues … Continue reading

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El Nino drought food shortage critical among Gebusi

January 27, 2016 The continuing El Nino drought in the South Pacific has hit the country of Papua New Guinea very hard — and Gebusi are located in one of two select pockets of the country where food shortage, potential … Continue reading

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El Nino in New Guinea

The 2015 El Nino drought in the South Pacific is having an unfortunately major impact on climate and also on subsistence in New Guinea — including the Western Province of Papua New Guinea where the Gebusi reside.  Information is hard … Continue reading

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