Foto: Nietta Lindenberg Monte, 1984

Apurinã

  • Autodenominação
    Popukare
  • Where they are How many

    AM, MT, RO9.487 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Aruak-maipure

Introduction

Scattered over sites close to the banks of the Purus, the Apurinã possess a rich cosmological and ritual universe. Their history has been heavily affected by the violence of the two rubber cycles in the Amazon region. Today they are fighting for their rights. Some of their lands have still not been officially recognised and are constantly invaded by loggers.