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Índios fazem passeata em Cuiabá contra portaria do governo federal
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Where they are How many MT 515 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
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At the beginning of the 20th century the Umutina became the victims of violence perpetrated by non-Indians. They were described and treated by the latter as aggressive and violent indigenous peoples who used force to prevent the invasion of their tribal territory. Despite the disruptive effects caused by contact, such as the loss of their native language, their traditional territory and the diseases that led to a severe demographic decline, the people possess a strong sense of ethnic identity, recognizing themselves as traditional inhabitants of the upper Paraguai, currently committed to recuperating their traditional socio-cultural forms of expression.