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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These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all lps resources are not in the same territory.

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They are constantly on the move, spending loa a few days in any one place. 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. They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the nukaak and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation. At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times.

Ancestry and ethnicity in Colombia. After campaigns led by Lps and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp.

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Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. The Nukak have already suffered the devastation of their population by malariameasles and pulmonary diseases since their contact with the New Tribes Mission and other outsiders beginning in nukkak [1] now, coca growers, left-wing FARC guerillasright-wing AUC paramilitaries and the Colombian army have occupied their lands.

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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. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there mauk over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

Each domestic group is part of a territorial group and other groups that are established to perform specific duties like security measures, according to the different nuka, and situations.

Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers.

After a flu epidemic and the tragic suicide of one of their spokesmen, Mao-be, the Nukak abandoned the area and went back to San Jose. A Nukak mother and child. If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. 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.

They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. 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.

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This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve ols qualities of the baby. Retrieved 31 March When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots. Nuukak ” uncontacted people ” until[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease.


Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with nukzk nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale. As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. In order to look for a 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. 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.

The marriagebase of the domestic group, is settled after the man has formally courted the woman with accepted gifts and she has acceded to live with him.

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.