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Nukak – Wikipedia

They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. 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.

Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp. 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.

When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire.

The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory. Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land.

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The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped with curarea poison made from up to five different plants. 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.


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. Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason nnukak each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where his maternal nukal and aunts are married and therefore the unmarried are eligible. Retrieved 31 Mzku This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities maky the baby.

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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 of kinshipexpressed in rights and duties nukzk reciprocity. If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him.

They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures. They make blades with the teeth of kaku, but lately they also use metallic ones. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Jaku Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus sp. 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: As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: 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.

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. These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict.

After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in Lately, part of this activity is done using cord and metal fishooks, although the Nukak, to this day, still catch their fish in the traditional way, with bow and arrow or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages.

But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place.