Tim Paulson, translator of Gentle Savage: Still Seeking the End of the Spear, signs his books at
The saga of the Waorani has not ended. The great River Curaray, which bathes its lands in the Ecuadorian Amazon, feeds its people, transports its canoes and conceals its history; then follows its winding course all the way to the sea, so that those who have died and were left on its beaches may rise up as story teller for us who remain.
Gentle Savage is a tribute to the oral traditions of a people who did not know how to forgive, but along their pathway learned to do so. This remarkable narration is a rustic song that emerges out of indigenous culture with all the voices of liberty that our own moral censure does not know how to fully appreciate.