Amazon Rainforest Tribes

Project Based Learning -- Kailey, Kyra , Cody

So many tribes but can they stay alive?

There are 55 identified tribes in the Amazon rainforest. But with the loggers cutting down all these trees, the oxygen level is decreasing and the tribes are in danger. Something has to be done before all of our Native American history is gone!

Ayoreo Tribe

The Ayoreo tribe lives in Paraguay. It is known that the forest belongs to those Indians. They also have the fastest rate of deforestation in the world. The Ayoreo indians have gained titled to 550,000 hectares of their ancestral home land.

The Enxet Tribe

This wonderous tribe also lives in Paraguay. They were exploited laboures by the vast cattle ranchers, which have engulfed thier lands. Some still live entirely off hunting, gathering, and growing a few vegetables. So not only are the loggers cutting down their land they are getting abused by the cattle farmers also, but the question is, what did they do to them to be treated that way?

The Abipon tribe.

The Abipon people formerly lived on the lower Bermejo River in the Argentine Gran Chaco. They were divided into the groups: the forest people, the people of the open country, and the water people. In about 1750 their numbers were estimated at 5,000 but they became extinct as people in the middle of the nineteenth century. The semi nomadic bands of Abipon hunted, fished, gathered food, and practiced a little agriculture before the horse was introduced. Agriculture was basically abandoned and semi wild cattle, rhea, guanaco, deer, and peccary were hunted on horseback.

The Bakairi tribe

The Bakairi, also known as the sons of the sun, have suffered a long history of violence, slavery,and forced integration. They occupy Mato Grasso in Brazil. They speak the Cario language and live on the banks of the Paranting River. They reside in houses that are made for each other nuclear family, with extended families residing together.
Uncontacted Amazon Tribe: First ever aerial footage

The Achagua Tribe

The Achagua are the South American Indian people of Venezuela and eastern Columbia. They speak a language of the maipurean Arawakan group. They traditionally had typical-forest economies. They lived in large villages and grew bitter cassava and other crops. They were a warlike people and they were one of the few native South American people to use poisoned arrows with curare. Their social organization were distinguished by several lineages named for animals like the serpent, bat, jaguar, and fox. The Achagua aimed to have three or four wives. The wives were legally equal and they each cultivated their desperate field. They were excluded from the men's house and from numbers of religious ceremonies. They were polytheistic and worshiped lakes.

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