Foto: Edilene Coffaci de Lima, 1998

Katukina Pano

  • Other names
  • Where they are How many

    AC1.154 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Pano

Introduction

Just as in the ‘games’ they hold nowadays – abbreviated forms of ancient rituals in which the constitution of society emerges from the interaction between participants – the Katukina emphasize through their own history their contacts with other neighbouring indigenous groups, on the basis of which they reformulate and reconstruct their network of social relations. This no doubt explains why Pe. Tastevin, at the start of the 20th century, defined them as ‘Panos of all the races.’