Foto: Agência O Globo, 1985


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

    MS1.413 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family


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.