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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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.

Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. The majority of the Nukak are desperate to return home, but as long as there is a civil war there it is very difficult and very dangerous to do so.

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Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. For the language, see Nukak language. 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.

The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made nujak different plants curares. They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures. 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.


These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict. Views Read Edit View history. Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the jungle and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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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 nykak kinshipexpressed in rights and duties of reciprocity. When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. 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.

A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is most common, and examples of three or more are rare.

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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. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale.

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

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. Nukak neither hunt nor eat brocket deerOdocoileus virginianus and tapirs Tapirus terrestris ; these animals are considered by them as part of the same group of origin as human beings. After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in 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.

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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.

Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. 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. They make blades with the teeth of piranha, but lately they also use metallic ones.

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Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. Nukak are expert hunters. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: In the government tried to move the displaced Nukak nukakk to the rainforest, but the chosen location, only fourteen kilometres from San Jose, was far too small. They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp. Ancestry and ethnicity in Colombia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But the consequences of regular contact ols appalling. As a result, many Nukak have been forced to mamu their homes and seek refuge on the outskirts of a town called San Jose del Guaviare. 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.

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