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Amuesha Culture and History (Amisha, Yanesha)

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

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

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

Books for sale on the Amuesha Indians
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The Power of Love: The Moral Use of Knowledge amongst the Amuesha of Central Peru:
    Interesting ethnology book for sale on the philosophy and spirituality of the Amuesha Indians.
The Amuesha People of Central Peru:
    Anthropology book on the Amuesha people.
Ancestral Stories:
    Collection of Ashaninka and Yanesha folklore.
Languages of the Amazon
     In-depth book about Amuesha and dozens of other Amazonian Indian languages.

Amuesha Lifestyle and Tradition

Peru Linguistic Map * Tribes and Languages of Peru:
    Maps showing the areas in South America where Amuesha and Yanesha people live.
Amuesha Indians:
    Articles on Amuesha history, culture and religion.
Yanesha' People:
    Overview of Yanesha history, with a photograph.
Management of the Yanesha community reserve: * Yanesha Communal Reservation: * Yanesha Community Reserve:
    Information about the Amuesha Indian reservation in Peru.
Yanesha Forestry Cooperative:
    Website about the Yanesha tribe's efforts to sustainably harvest the rainforest.
El corazón del tigre:
    An Amuesha man's story about his grandfather's fight with a jaguar. In Spanish.
Danza Amuesha:
    Photographs from a traditional Amuesha war dance.
An Ethnolinguistic Study of the Ponapnora Rite of Passage:
    Anthropology paper on the significance of female puberty rituals among the Yanesha' of Peru.
Indigenous Diversity of Cassava among the Amuesha:
    Paper about the Amuesha traditional uses and spiritual meaning ascribed to the cassava (mam) plant.
Amuesha Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Amuesha jewelry, tools, and other artifacts.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  El Pueblo Amuesha * Reserva Comunal Yanesha * Los Amuesha:
  Information about the Amueshas in Spanish.
  Native Peru:
  Information and links about indigenous Peruvian culture.
  Amuesha:
  Amuesha links.



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