News of this people
- Ex-madeireiro, indigenista monitora único sobrevivente de povo massacrado em RO
- Índios de tribo isolada são visitados pela Funai no Amazonas
- Brasil tem mais de 70 grupos indígenas isolados, aponta Funai
- Rio Omerê
- Other names
- Where they are
- How many
5 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
- Linguistic family
The Omerê river does not represent an abundant source of food for the Akuntsu. They use it merely for drinking water and sometimes for small fish, which are enthusiastically celebrated and soon become an almost imperceptible appetizer. They meet the dietary needs through hunting, collecting wild fruits and cultivating a small swidden.
Game is found easily since the region has become an island providing refuge to animals from neighbouring areas already deforested for cattle ranching. Large bands of peccaries, tapirs and pacas wander through the forest and soon meet their fate on the tips of the Indians’ arrows. Peccary is by far the favourite game.