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As a complement to our Apalai language information, here is our collection of indexed links
about the Apalai tribe and their society.
The emphasis of these pages is on Apalais and other
American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Apalai history is interesting and
important, but the Apalai 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 Apalai Websites
Information and language learning materials from the Apalai Indian language.
Collection of Apalai Indian legends and folktales.
Books for sale on the Apalai Indians
Carib-Speaking Indians: Culture, Society, and Language:
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A comparative study of the Carib cultures of South America.
The Indians of Central and South America:
Thorough overview of Latin American tribes including a section on the Apalai.
Native American Books:
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Apalai Lifestyle and Tradition
The Aparai-Wayana of Brazil:
Online ethnography of the Wayana and Apalai tribes including photographs.
Articles on Apalai culture and traditions.
Tribes of Northern Brazil:
Map showing where the Apalai people live in Brazil.
Livro da arte gráfica wayana e aparai:
Online book about Aparai culture and traditional arts from the Rio de Janeiro Museu do Indio. In Portuguese.
Apalai Artifacts and Cultural Objects
Apalai Feather Cape:
Photograph and description of an Apalai Indian cape.
Ceremonial Tamoko mask and costume of the Wayana and Aparai tribes.
Apalai Cultural Objects:
Museum exhibit with photographs of Apalai clothing, baskets, and other artifacts.
Apalai Politics, Issues, and News
Protecting the Rainforest:
News article about forest conservation among the Apalai and other Indians of the
Every time an elder dies, a library is burnt:
Article about the medical and cultural threats posed by the COVID pandemic to the Apalai and other rural tribes.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Aparai People:
Encyclopedia articles about the Apalais.
Links and information about the indigenous culture of Brazil.
Os Indigenas Aparai-Wayana Tribo Aparaí:
Information about the Apalais in Portuguese.
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