Transcript of LOS NUKAK MAKU. LOS NUKAK MAKU LOS NUKAK MAKU LA ÚLTIMA TRIBU NÓMADA Desde el primer contacto regular en. Los ultimos nomadas de Colombia. Los nukak maku. 1, views. Share; Like; Download c31dsolano · Follow. Published on Nov 9, Los nukak se habían visto obligados a huir de sus hogares cuando la Los makú viven en pequeños grupos familiares, prefieren la selva.

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Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Nukai pecari and T. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped with curarea poison made from up to five different plants.

Pages using deprecated image syntax “Related ethnic groups” needing confirmation Articles using infobox ethnic group with image parameters Articles with Spanish-language external links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers. At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times. Because they are so mobile, they have very few possessions, and what they have is easily portable.

They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. If the woman accepts, she settles down nukka the encampment of the man and if they have a child then they are considered a formal pair, which establishes mutual relations of kinshipexpressed in rights and duties of reciprocity.

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. After a flu epidemic and the tragic suicide of one of their spokesmen, Mao-be, the Nukak abandoned the area and went back to San Jose.

Until they practised pottery in small scale, producing a small kind of pot to take with them on their travels and a second, bigger kind, to leave as supplies in their key camping sites. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place. Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason why each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where nukaak maternal sisters and aunts are married and therefore the unmarried are eligible. In the government tried to move the displaced Nukak back to the rainforest, but the chosen location, only fourteen kilometres from San Jose, was far too small.


Although they were on what low considered to be their ancestral territory, their sudden arrival at Calamar created a sensation in the Colombian and international press. Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory.

This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. They collect vegetal materials like the elements necessary to cover their encampments “wopyi” with leaves of Phenakospermum guyannense and palms ; to make their hammocks with fiber of the cumare palm Astrocaryum nu,ak.

Nukak are expert hunters. An ” uncontacted people ” until[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease. When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp.

The Nukak eat several species of fish, like Hoplias sp. The most suitable couple is one made up by crossed cousins.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This oos coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby. Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. Views Read Edit View history. A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is most common, and examples of three or more are rare. Lately, part of this activity is done using cord and metal fishooks, although the Nukak, nkuak this day, still catch their fish in the traditional way, with bow and arrow or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages.


mkau Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. Retrieved 31 March They make blades with the teeth of piranha, but lately they also use metallic ones. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made from different plants curares.

In the following years, partly as a result of loggers and coca growers encroaching on their land, more and more Lso came into contact with outsiders and many were devastated by diseases such as malaria and flu.

What the Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve to be respected and for them to be able to live there in peace. Each domestic group is part of a territorial group and other groups that are established to perform specific duties like security measures, according to the different stations and situations.

Retrieved from ” https: In order to look for a pairing, a man must have gone through an initiation ritual in which he endures several penalties and difficulties, to demonstrate the fundamental abilities for the subsistence and consumes a hallucinogen Virola sp.

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The marriagebase of the domestic group, is settled after the man has formally courted the woman with accepted gifts and she has acceded to live with him. Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots. Niall Ferguson cites them as an example of a hunter-gathering tribe which, hitherto ignorant of a money economy, has shown itself happy to exchange an arduous traditional life in their jungle homelands for a subsistence existence based on government handouts at the periphery of a globalized world of finance.