News of this people
Terra Indígena Araribóia (MA) recebe ações preventivas, educativas e de apoio, após incêndio
Incêndio devasta terra indígena no Maranhão há quase dois meses
Com protesto de opositores, comissão aprova PEC sobre terras indígenas
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.