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Amahuaca Culture and History

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

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The emphasis of these pages is on Amahuacas and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Amahuaca history is interesting and important, but the Amahuaca 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 Amahuaca Websites

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

Books for sale on the Amahuacas
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links

The Amahuaca and the Spirit World:
    Book on Amahuaca spirituality for sale online.
Wizard of the Upper Amazon:
    Interesting biography of a Peruvian man raised in the rainforest by Amahuaca/Cashinahua Indians.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about the Amahuaca and other American Indians.

Maps of Amahuaca Lands

Tribes of Central Brazil:
    Map showing where the Amahuaca people live in Brazil.
Peru Linguistic Map * Indigenous Peru Map:
    Maps showing the location of the Amahuaca tribe in Peru.

Amahuaca Lifestyle and Tradition

Amahuaca Culture:
    History and traditions of the Peruvian Amahuaca tribe.
The Amahuaca Amazon Tribe of Peru:
    Article on Amahuaca culture including photographs.
Amahuaca Indians
    Amahuaca history and culture.
Amahuaca Religion and Expressive Culture:
    Information about Amahuaca beliefs and traditional medicine.
Endocannibalism among the Amahuaca Indians:
    The Amahuaca practice of funerary cannibalism (ritually consuming part of a family member during burial rites.)
Amahuaca Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Amahuaca clothing, tools, and other artifacts.
An Amazon tribe thought to be dying out is thriving against the odds:
    Photo-essay on the life of the Amahuaca Indians today.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Amahuaca People:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Amahuacas.
  Native Peru:
  Information and links about indigenous language and culture in Peru.
  Los Amahuaca * Cultura Amahuaca * Los Yora * Los Amahuacas * Amahuaca:
  Information about the Amahuaca tribe in Spanish.

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