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The UANKI state among the Bacairi

Sociologia12 (3) • Published In 1950 • Pages: HRAF ms: 1-16 [original: 259-271 ]

By: Altenfelder Silva, Fernando, Brunel, A..

Abstract
Certain aspects of the culture of the Bakairi Indians of Mato Grosso are briefly described: their technology, kinship terminology, pantheon, ceremonies, shamanism, and the series of ritualistic seclusions, or UANKI, that occur at intervals during the life cycle: at birth, at puberty, at death, and upon becoming a shaman. Ritualistic seclusion, or UANKI, is a means of defense against harm of supernatural origin, and also for becoming shaman.
Subjects
Culture summary
culture
Bakairi
HRAF PubDate
2004
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; 1969
Coverage Date
1947
Coverage Place
Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Notes
F. Altenfelder Silva
Translation of: [O Estada de Uanki entre os Bakairi]
The original Portuguese text is not included
Includes bibliographical references
Translated for the HRAF files by A. Brunel in 1968-1969
LCCN
49013506
LCSH
Bakairi Indians