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Baniwa Culture and History

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

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

Our Baniwa Websites

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

Books for sale on the Baniwa Indians

Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion: For Those Unborn:
    Interesting book about the Baniwa Indian mythology and worldview.
Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon:
    Biography of the last living jaguar-shaman among the Brazilian Baniwas.
Comparative Arawakan Histories: Rethinking Language Family and Culture Area in Amazonia:
    Anthropology book on the Baniwa and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Baniwa Culture and History

Indigenous Peoples of the Içana River:
    Online ethnography of the Kuripako and Baniwa peoples.
    Articles on the history, culture, religion and lifestyle of the Baniwa and Curripaco Indians.
Orinoco Online: Baniwa:
    Culture and traditions of the Baniwa, with photographs of Baniwa artifacts.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Baniwa of Içana:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Baniwa Indians.
  Tribo Baniwa * Historia dos indios baniwa * Os baníuas:
  Information about the Baniwas in Portuguese.

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