It took 3 days on a boat to navigate the Orinoco River to where the yanomami we were searching for lived. Of all of the indigenous groups of the Amazon, the Yanomami are without a doubt one of the most studied and well known. The name Yanomami means man, people or species. Those who are not Yanomami are "nape," which roughly translates to "people who are foreign, urban, and dangerous." This is how the Yanomami refer to criollos as well as members of other ethnic groups.