Transcript of LOS NUKAK MAKU. LOS NUKAK MAKU LOS NUKAK MAKU LA ÚLTIMA TRIBU NÓMADA Desde el primer contacto regular en. Los ultimos nomadas de Colombia. Los nukak maku. 1, views. Share; Like; Download c31dsolano · Follow. Published on Nov 9, Los nukak se habían visto obligados a huir de sus hogares cuando la Los makú viven en pequeños grupos familiares, prefieren la selva.

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They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp.

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Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers.

Nukak are expert hunters. Lately, part of this activity is done using cord and metal fishooks, although the Nukak, to this day, still catch their fish in the traditional way, with bow and arrow or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages. They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the nkuak territory.

The Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus sp. They collect vegetal materials like the elements necessary to cover their encampments “wopyi” with leaves of Phenakospermum guyannense and palms ; to make their hammocks with fiber of the cumare palm Astrocaryum sp.

Retrieved from ” https: In order to look for loe pairing, a man must have gone through an initiation ritual in which he endures several penalties and difficulties, to demonstrate the fundamental abilities for the subsistence and consumes a hallucinogen Virola sp.

After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby. Nukak neither hunt nor eat brocket deerOdocoileus virginianus and tapirs Tapirus terrestris ; these animals are considered by them as part of the same group of origin as human beings.


This nukaj was last edited on 2 Octoberat Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Tayassu maju and T. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped with curarea poison made from up to five different plants. The Nukak eat several species of fish, like Hoplias sp.

The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made from different plants curares.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. Nukak Spanish speakers rare. Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason why each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where his maternal sisters and aunts are married and therefore the unmarried are eligible. An ” uncontacted people ” nulak[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease.

A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. They make blades with the teeth of piranha, but lately they also use metallic ones. Pages using deprecated image syntax “Related ethnic groups” needing confirmation Articles using infobox ethnic group with image parameters Articles with Spanish-language external links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers.

Although they were on what they considered to be their ancestral territory, their sudden arrival at Calamar created a sensation in the Colombian and international press.

These jaku have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s mwku conflict. In the following years, partly as a result of loggers and coca growers encroaching on their land, more and more Nukak came into contact with outsiders and many were devastated by diseases such as malaria and flu.

At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times. Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language.

As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put mzku Responses to this crisis njkak protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. In the government tried to move the displaced Nukak back to the rainforest, but the chosen location, only fourteen kilometres from San Jose, was far too small.


Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the jungle and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation. What the Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve to be respected and for them to be able to live there in peace. mxku

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. Nukak houses tend to be very light structures made of wood and palm-leaves, just enough to provide a roof to sling a hammock under. A Nukak mother and child. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale. Until they practised pottery in small scale, producing a small kind of pot to take with them on their travels and a second, bigger kind, to leave as supplies in their key camping sites.

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They also use a very sophisticated technique that malu been reported in several cultures. The majority of the Nukak are desperate to return home, but as long as there is a civil war there it is very difficult and very dangerous to do so. But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. Retrieved 31 March Niall Ferguson cites them as an example of a hunter-gathering tribe which, hitherto ignorant of a money economy, has shown itself happy to exchange an arduous nkak life in their jungle homelands for a subsistence existence based on government handouts at the periphery of a globalized world of finance.

As a result, many Nukak have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge on the outskirts of a town called San Jose del Guaviare. Ancestry and ethnicity in Colombia.