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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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If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason why each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where his maternal sisters and aunts are married and therefore the unmarried are eligible.

For the language, see Nukak language. What the Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve nukakk be respected and for them to ls able to live there in peace. These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict.

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When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. 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. Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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 njkak sites.

Nukak houses tend to be very light structures made of wood and palm-leaves, just enough to provide a roof to sling a hammock under. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place.

The Nukak eat several species of fish, like Hoplias sp. Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped nukkak curarea poison made from up to five different plants. The Nukak have already suffered the devastation of their population by malariameasles and pulmonary diseases since their contact with the New Tribes Mission and other outsiders beginning makuu ; [1] now, coca growers, left-wing FARC guerillasright-wing AUC paramilitaries and the Colombian army have occupied their lands.


They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp. This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby. Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots.

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Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. As a result, many Nukak have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge on the outskirts of a town called San Jose del Guaviare. The majority of the Nukak are unkak to return home, but as long as there is a civil war there it is very difficult and very dangerous to do so.

Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine loos thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers.

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 sp. In certain special occasions different groups join, after they practice a special ritual, “entiwat”, in which the groups dance face to face, striking and verbally injuring each other until the ritual reaches a climatic moment in which they all embrace, weeping while they remember their ancestors and express affection.

Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. 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. In the following years, partly as a result of loggers and coca growers encroaching on their land, more and more Nukak came into contact with outsiders and many were devastated by diseases such as malaria and flu.


The most suitable couple is one made up by crossed cousins. As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory. 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.

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A Nukak mother and child. If the woman accepts, she settles down in 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times. Although they were on what they considered to be their ancestral territory, their sudden arrival at Calamar created a sensation in the Colombian and international press. After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made from different plants curares.

Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

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