Foto: Agência O Globo, 1985

Kadiwéu

  • Other names
    Kaduveo, Caduveo, Kadivéu, Kadiveo
  • Where they are How many

    MS1.346 (Funasa, 2009)
  • Linguistic family
    Guaikuru

Introduction

The Kadiwéu, known as 'horsemen Indians' due to their riding skills, preserve in their mythology, art and rituals the way of life of a society polarized between masters and captives. A warrior people, they fought for Brazil in the Paraguayan War, an event that - as they tell - led to recognition of their lands.