The indigenous people of Brazil lived in the territory of this country for several thousands of years before the arrival of europeans. And even now, in the epoch of impetuous development of civilization and the new technologies, they preserve their traditions and customs.
The photographer Ricardo Stuckert visited some of the oldest indigenous tribes, and created a photographic project, Indios Brasileiros, dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Showed the world how to live the tribes originating away from the goods of modern civilization, more than 500 years after the first encounter with the europeans.
1. Akuku Kamaiurá in the Rio São Miguel
The indigenous people in the territory of Brazil lead to a way of life seminomadic, are dedicated to hunting, gathering and agriculture. Women along with men participate in the diving and the fishing.
2. The indigenous people appreciate family values
From birth, children are present at any activity with their parents and learn everything in practice. The small ones are transported in a special cloth, a layer, or in a portable crib made of wood or cane. The father often brings his small children to hunt to train them. At the age of 13 or 14 years old, indigenous children are subjected to the ceremony of initiation, which means to enter into adulthood.
3. Bejà Kayapó fishing on the Xingu River
The men travel long distances in search of their prey, and they also send entire groups to collect honey and other products, including wood to build houses, thatch for roofing and feathers of birds to make their own beautiful garments.
4. The life in harmony with nature
The encounter of the indigenous peoples brazilians with the colonialists was a tragic fact, many indigenous people were exterminated or enslaved. Of the two thousand tribes, were only 200. Some of them remain without contact, that is to say, it does not maintain any connection with the outside world and modern civilization.
5. Arrival of açaí in the port of Macapá
The indians were the first to sleep in hammocks to protect themselves from the bites of snakes, spiders and dangerous animals. The culinary culture brazilian came of the natives, as the custom of drinking mate, eating berries of açaí and manioc.
6. Rain of stars
Many of the indigenous brazilians only speak Portuguese, and only half of them retained the knowledge of the dialects, traditional indigenous, and in Brazil it is estimated that there are approximately two hundred.
7. The indigenous Pataxó in the dawn
8. Children of the tribe Asháninka playing in the forest
The indigenous people discovered chocolate, popcorn and rumination. They showed the ability to exploit the kernels of corn, used juice of Hevea (rubber) to chew and they invented the word “chocolate”.
9. The indigenous Kaxinawá, Acre, Brazil
In the Brazilian Constitution there is a special chapter, “On the indians”, which recognizes their social organization, their customs and traditions, languages and beliefs, in addition to the rights over the lands which they traditionally occupy.
10. The culture of the ancient tribes is rich and multi-faceted
11. The life of indigenous peoples is outside of the time
12. Tanawy Kariri, indian ethnicity, Xucuru-Kariri, in the river
13. Representative of the Ashaninka tribe
Bonus. Here, Ricardo Stuckert
Ricardo Stuckert began his photographic project “Indios Brasileiros” in 2015. Its main task was to show the whole world the traditional way of life of indigenous peoples in Brazil, their harmonious coexistence with nature, their ability to appreciate the traditions and appreciate everything that life offers us.
These people live in a world without mobile phones, laptops, traffic jams on the way to work, supermarkets open 24 hours, credit cards and the Internet. Would you like to live this way?
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