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Legendary Native American Figures: Kame (Kami)

Name: Kame
Also spelled: Kami
Tribal affiliation: Bakairi
Pronunciation: kah-meh
Type: Culture hero, creator god, transformer, mythical twin
Related figures in other tribes: Mopo and Kujuli (Apalai)

Kame is one of the twin creator gods of the Bakairi tribe. Together with his brother Keri, Kame adapted the world for humans to live on, and taught them to use fire and hunt.

Kame Stories

*The Miraculous Twins:
    Bakairi legend about the birth and life of the twin heroes Keri and Kame.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Bakairi Indians of Brazil: Politics, Ecology, and Change:
    Interesting book about Bakairi culture and history including the Bakairi creation myth.

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Additional Resources

 Fluent Selves
 Bakairi stories
 Bakairi Indians
 Brazil Native Americans
 Amazon rainforest tribes
 Cariban language family



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