LIVE IN THE AMAZON

By : Camilo Quintero

How do they live?

Most Indians live in settled villages by the rivers, and grow vegetables and fruits like manioc, corn, beans and bananas.

They also hunt and fish, using plant-based poisons to stun the fish. Some tribes use shotguns for hunting, others use bows and arrows, spears, or blowguns with darts tipped with curare.

Only a few Amazonian tribes are nomadic; they tend to live deep in the forest away from the rivers. They grow some crops but rely more on hunting and gathering.