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Aguaruna Culture and History

As a complement to our Aguaruna language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Aguaruna tribe and their society.

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The emphasis of these pages is on Aguarunas and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Aguaruna history is interesting and important, but the Aguaruna Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Aguaruna Websites

Aguaruna Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Aguaruna Indian language.

Books for sale on the Aguaruna Indians

Upriver: The Turbulent Life and Times of an Amazonian People:
    Interesting book about the contemporary struggles of the Awajun tribe.
Letters of Esther Carson Winans: Missionary to the Aguaruna Indians:
    Memoirs of a woman who lived among the Aguarunas.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Aguaruna Lifestyle and Tradition

Aguaruna Culture:
    History and traditions of the Peruvian Aguaruna tribe.
Wikipedia: Aguaruna/Awajśn:
    Encyclopedia article about the Aguarunas, including photographs and mythology.
The Aguaruna of Peru: Literacy Brings Defense:
    History of education among the Aguaruna Indians.
Jivaro Indian Head-Hunters * Tsanta: Shrunken Heads of the Jivaro Indians:
    Articles on the custom of head-shrinking among the Jivaros.
Evaristo Nugkuag-Ikanan:
    1986 speech by the Aguaruna Indian leader, highlighting his people's struggle for independence.
Aguaruna Headdresses:
    Photographs of traditional Aguaruna feather headdresses.
    Information about a traditional Aguaruna instrument.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Aguaruna People * Aguaruna of Peru:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Aguaruna Indians.
  Aguaruna * Muyunmaya Awajun'ik * Los Aguaruna del Alto Mayo * Aguarunas:
  Information about the Aguarunas in Spanish.
  Aguaruna links.

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