book chapter

The Tucuna: habitat, history, and language

Smithsonian InstitutionWashington • Published In 1948 • Pages: 713-725 , 2 plates

By: Nimuendajú, Curt.

Abstract
This article offers a brief account of Tucuna culture. Their location, linguistic affiliations, economy, houses, dress, material culture, social organization, ceremonies, mythology, art, etc. are described. The author, an ethnologist, did field work in this area.
Subjects
Cultural identity and pride
Ethos
Tillage
Normal garb
Dwellings
Furniture
Community structure
Moieties
Localized kin groups
Cosmology
Mythology
General character of religion
Visual arts
Puberty and initiation
culture
Ticuna
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Betty Potash ; 1961
Coverage Date
1935-1948
Coverage Place
area of the Amazon River at the intersection of the borders of Brazil, Colombia and Peru
Notes
By Curt Nimuendajú
LCCN
06006657
LCSH
Tucuna Indians