News of this people
Tributo a Galdino Pataxó Ha-Hã-Hãe
'Nós queremos produzir e viver na cultura': a vida na retomada dos guaranis no litoral norte do RS
Movimento indígena dialoga pauta com SJDHDS
- Other names
Where they are How many BA 2.866 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
The indigenous peoples today known generically by the ethnonym Pataxó Hãhãhãe are made up of the Baenã, Pataxó Hãhãhãe, Kamakã, Tupinambá, Kariri-Sapuyá and Gueren ethnic groups. Inhabitants of the south of Bahia state, the contact history of these groups with non-indigenous populations has been shaped by land expropriations, forced relocations, the transmission of diseases and killings. The land reserved for them by the State in 1926 was invaded and largely converted into private farms. The slow and tortuous process of regaining these lands began in the 1980s only: a successful conclusion still appears to be some way off, with the reserve remaining under judicial consideration.