COLOMBIA: Man's World

Out of the Santa Marta Mountains, whose 19,000-ft. snow peaks are a breathtaking sight to tourists on Caribbean cruise ships, an Austrian-born anthropologist brought news of an Indian tribe so cut off that until recently its 2,000 members thought Spanish kings still ruled Colombia. The scientist is Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, 40, working with a grant from New York's Wenner-Gren Foundation. The Indians are the Kogis, perhaps the most remarkable community of aborigines still flourishing on the American continents.

Kogi men, says Reichel-Dolmatoff, loathe sex and shrink from it, an attitude they learn as...

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