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˜Shuar Culture and History

As a complement to our Shuar language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Shuar tribe and their society. The emphasis of these pages is on Shuars and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Shuar history is interesting and important, but the Shuar 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.

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Shuar Lifestyle and Tradition

    Profile of the Shuar tribe from NativeWeb.
Shuar: Talking with Ecuadorian Amazon medicine men:
    Interesting interview with two Shuar curanderos.
The Jivaroans:
    Information on Achuar, Shiviar and Shuar culture and traditions, with photographs.
Jivero Tribe:
    History and culture of the Shuar people.
Jivaro Indian Head-Hunters: * Tsanta: Shrunken Heads of the Jivaro Indians
    Articles on the custom of head-shrinking among the Jivaros.
Jivaro Indian Culture:
    Fact sheet on the Shuar/Jivaro Indians.

Books for sale on the Shuar Indians

Alejandro Tsakimp: A Shuar Healer in the Margins of History:
    Fascinating biography of a contemporary Shuar medicine man for sale.
The Jivaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls:
    Classic ethnography of the Shuar tribe.
To Drink of Death:
    Shuar language narrative for sale, with English translation, glosses, and grammatical information.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Shuar * Jívaro:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Shuar Indians.
   Shuar * Jivero * Muyunmaya Awajunik:
   Information about the Shuars in Spanish.
   Shuar links.

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