News of this people
Madeireiros invadem terras de índios que vivem isolados na Amazônia
Índios da etnia Canela ocupam sede da Funai em Imperatriz, MA
Índios Guajajaras protestam em frente a sede do governo em São Luís
Where they are How many MA 26.040 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
- Linguistic family
The Guajajara are one of Brazil's most numerous indigenous peoples. They live in 11 Indigenous Lands at the eastern margin of the Amazon region, all of them located in Maranhão State. Their history of more than 380 years of contacts is marked by both approaches to whites and total refusals, submissions, revolts, and great tragedies. The 1901 revolt against Capuchin missionaries provoked the last "war against the Indians" in Brazilian history.