Foto: Saulo Petean, 1983

Gavião Parkatêjê

  • Autodenominação
    Parkatejê
  • Where they are How many

    PA627 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
  • Linguistic family

Introduction

After a traumatic phase of ‘pacification’ taking place in the 1970s, in which more than 70% of the population was lost, the Gavião survived the population crisis and reconstructed their way of life. The conception of Kaikoturé village, built in 1984, translates the Parkatêjê’s project for the future: reproducing the traditional circular layout of Timbira villages, it possesses brick houses linked to water, electricity and drainage systems.