Carl Hoffman Talks Cannibalism On “Fresh Air”

In 1961, a 23 year old son had disappeared in a remote and isolated coastal area off the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific. This was a region inhabited by the Asmat, a tribe known to engage in cannibalism. This young adult was Michael Rockefeller, a relative from one of America’s wealthiest families. In this podcast, hear how Carl Hoffman dug into long forgotten archives and spent time among villagers in order to make clear what the fate of Michael exactly was. He tells the full tale in “Savage Hunter,” a tale of cannibals, colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s tragic quest for primitive art.

– Safraz Ali @Safx41

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