Foto: Márcio Ferreira, 1989

Maxakali

  • Autodenominação
    Tikmu´un
  • Where they are How many

    MG2.076 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Maxakali

Introduction

The Maxakalí face today the great challenge of overcoming the difficulties created by successive authoritarian administrations, which are reflected in serious problems of alcoholism, social maladjustments and economic marginality. To confront them, the group shows systematic resistance against inter-ethnic marriages and to changes in its social organization and in their cultural universe, giving preference to entropy and isolation as determining factors for their inter-ethnic relations.