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Bakairi Culture and History (Kúra)

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

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

Bakairi Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Bakairi Indian language.
Bakairi Legends:
    Collection of Bakairi Indian mythology and folktales.

Books for sale on the Bakairis
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The Bakairi Indians of Brazil: Politics, Ecology, and Change:
    Interesting ethnography of the Bakairi tribe.
Xingu: The Indians,Their Myths:
    Folklore of the Bakairi and other tribes of the Xingu region of Brazil.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about American Indians in general.

Bakairi Lifestyle and Tradition

The Bakairi of Brazil:
    Online ethnography of the Bakairi tribe including photographs.
Bakairi Culture:
    Article on the history and traditions of the Bakairi tribe.
Bakairi Indians:
    Overview of the Bakairi people.
The Ethnomathematics of Bakairí Body Painting:
    Essay on the designs of Bakairi body art.
Tribes of Southern Brazil:
    Map showing where the Bakairi people live in Brazil.
The Impact of an Industrial Agricultural Project on the Bakairi of Central Brazil:
    Anthropology paper about how increased industrialization has affected the Bakairi way of life.
Primitive Peoples of Matto Grosso:
    Ethnology work from 1931 on the Bororo, Bakairi and other Brazilian tribes.
An Open Letter from Edson Bakairi:
    Article by a Bakairi activist about the problem of infanticide among the indigenous tribes of Brazil.
Bakairi Kapa Dance * Bakairi Mask Costume * Bakairi Dance Mask:
    Video from a traditional Bakairi mask dancing festival, and closeup photos of Bakairi palm-leaf fiber masks and costumes.
Bakairi Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Bakairi headdress and other artifacts.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Bacairi People:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Bakairi Indians.
   Os Bakairi * Bacairis * FUNAI: Aldeia Bakairi de Mato Grosso:
   Information about the Bakairis in Portuguese.
   Bakairi Resources:
   Bakairi links.

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