Introduction

When compared to our society, indigenous peoples display common characteristics. However, seen from closer up, we can note many differences alongside the similarities.

Cultures, languages, forms of social and political organization, rituals, cosmologies, myths, forms of artistic expression, dwellings, ways of relating to the environment, and so on, all vary.

This section on the ways of life of indigenous peoples looks to show both the diversity of the groups cited and the aspects they hold in common.