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Ashaninka Culture and History (Campa)

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

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Please note that Ashaninkas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Ashaninka history is interesting and important, but the Ashaninka 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 Ashaninka Websites

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

Ashaninka Tribal and Community Websites

Comunidad Indigena Asháninka Mariankiari Bajo:
    Homepage of the Ashaninka community of Peru. Spanish-only.

Books for sale on the Ashaninka Indians
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Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual:
    Interesting book of storytelling traditions among the the Ashéninka Perene Arawaks.
Salt of the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle:
    Book for sale on the political history of the Ashaninka Indians.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Ashaninka and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Cuentos Folkloricos de los Asheninca * Folkloricos Ashenincas Tomo III:
    Spanish-language collections of Asheninka folklore.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Ashaninka Lifestyle and Tradition

Peru Linguistic Map * Tribes and Languages of Peru:
    Maps showing the areas in South America where Ashaninka people live.
The Ashaninkas of Brazil and Peru:
    Overview of the Ashaninka tribe's history and customs.
A Threatened Way of Life:
    Photoessay on the Ashaninkas and their homeland.
Asháninka Indian Culture:
    Fact sheet on the Ashaninka Indians.
Tribes of Central Brazil:
    Map showing where the Asheninka people live in Brazil.
The Ashaninka Indians:
    Photo gallery showing the contemporary life of the Ashaninka people.
Rebirth of a Nation * Ashaninkas Displaced From Lands * Shining Path Massacre of Ashaninka:
    The Ashaninkas and the Revolution:
    Articles about the Ashaninka tribe's struggle for survival in modern Peru.
Noemi Lopez, Rainforest Shaman:
    Profile of an Ashaninka healer-priest and anti-logging activist.
Imagenes de la danza Asháninka * Danzas y costumbres Asháninkas:
    Pictures and descriptions of Ashaninka tribal festivals. (Pages in Spanish.)
Asháninka Medicinal Plants * Cat's Claw * What Ayahuasca means to the Ashaninka:
    Articles on traditional herbalism in the Ashaninka tribe.
Ashaninka Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Ashaninka clothing, tools, and other artifacts.
Indigenous Rights: The Ashaninka:
    Article on the history and political situation of the Ashaninka tribe.
Kampa (Ashaninka) People:
    Wikipedia article about the Ashaninka Indians.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Asháninkas (Campas) * La Cultura Ashaninka * Asheninkas del Gran Pajonal * Tribu Asháninca:
Information about the Ashaninka tribe in Spanish.
Povos Indigenas: Tribo Ashaninka:
Information about the Ashaninka tribe in Portuguese.
Ashaninka Resources * Ashaninka:
Ashaninca links.

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