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Bari Culture and History (Baria, Motilon)

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

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

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

Books for sale on the Baris
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The Ecology of the Barí: Rainforest Horticulturalists of South America:
    Interesting book about the Bari Indians and their traditional way of life.
Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle:
    Autobiography of Bruce Olson, longtime missionary to the Bari people.
The Languages of the Andes:
    Linguistic information about Bari and dozens of other Andean languages.
Los Barí: cultura del pueblo motilón:
    Book in Spanish about the Bari tribe.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about American Indians in general.

Bari Lifestyle and Tradition

Northern Colombia Map: * Indian Peoples of Venezuela: * Tribal Map of Venezuela:
    Maps showing where the Bari tribe is located.
Motilone Bari Indians:
    Photographs and cultural information about the Bari tribe from a missionary who lives among them.
More Than Myth: Bari Indians:
    Article about the history and traditions of the Bari people.
Bari protest in Cucuta * Motilon Bari rise up for their rights against oil interests:
    Articles about the Colombian Bari struggle for indigenous rights.
My Two Fathers: Pregnancy and Kinship Among the Bari * Radical Anthropology Group: Partible Paternity:
    Anthropology articles about the Bari tradition of collective fatherhood.
Bari Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Bari artifacts.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Bari People * Britannica: Motilon:
Encyclopedia articles on the Bari/Motilon Indians.
Los Indios Bari * Cultura e historia Barí * Indigenas: Tribu Bari: * Los Bari:
Religion e idolos de los Motilones * El Pueblo Bari * Grupo Indio Motilón:
Information about the Bari tribe in Spanish.



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