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Legendary Native American Figures: Keri

Name: Keri
Also spelled: Kerri
Tribal affiliation: Bakairi
Pronunciation: kare-ee
Type: Culture hero, creator god, transformer, magical twin
Related figures in other tribes: Mopo and Kujuli (Apalai)

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

Keri 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 language
 Brazil Indians
 Amazon Indian tribes history
 Carib languages



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