Watá Ka’a pe: aproximaciones acerca de la movilidad, territorio y caminos entre los Awá-Guajá (este amazónico)

  • Marcelo Yokoi
Keywords: hunting, nomadism, invaders, territory


An Amazonian indigenous people belonging to the Tupi-Guarani language family, the Awa-Guajá are the great masters of game: life (and death) has the basis for being in the world in the venatory art. Traditionally nomads, without agriculture or horticultural knowledge, they lived in small groups in the interior of the forest, walking through a network of paths (harakwá) which allowed (and still allows) their own social and cultural reproduction. Based on ethnographic literature available, this text, in discussing historical hypotheses about nomadism and exposing the tragic consequences of contact and invasion of their territories, aims to bring elements for us to understand that their paths and hunting activities can be seen as resistance marks of another possible world.

Published online: 11 December 2017


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Author Biography

Marcelo Yokoi
Graduado en ciencias sociales por la Universidad Estadual Paulista (São Paulo/Brasil), tiene maestría en Antropología Social por la Universidad Federal de São Carlos (São Paulo/ Brasil) donde desarrolló un proyecto etnográfico sobre el pueblo Awá-Guajá de la aldea Awá (Tierra Indígena Caru). Sus temas de interés son la cosmología, la política amerindia, el territorio y el chamanismo.
How to Cite
Yokoi, Marcelo. 2017. “Watá Ka’a Pe: Aproximaciones Acerca De La Movilidad, Territorio Y Caminos Entre Los Awá-Guajá (este amazónico)”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 12 (December), 97-117. https://doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-12-2014pp97-117.