The Dynamics of the Ye'cuana ("Maquiritare") Political System: Stability and Crisis

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Nelly Arvelo Jiménez
Number of pages: 23
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Venezuela
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1973
Release Month | Day: jan-72

Tags: Human rights

The Ye'cuana or De'cuana, better known in the anthropologi­cal literature as Maquiritare1) , are approximately 1500 Carib­speaking, tropical-forest people. Their villages21 are scattered along the upper course of the Caura and Paragua Rivers, or bran­ches of the latter (Bolivar State) , and along the Ventuari, Cunucunuma, Padoma and Cuntinamo Rivers and their affluents (Territorio Federal Amazonas) in Venezuela ( In Brazilian territory there is one other village along the upper course of the Lebarejure River.

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