AJ/Sociology 124 Administration of Justice  106 Anthropology 102 Sociology 101 Sociology 102 HUMANITARIAN AID LADAKH CHANGPAS JAMANAWA PIRAHA SURUWAHA 



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The Jaminawa are primarily located within the State of Acre, near the borders of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.

This particular Jaminawa village has a population of approximately 50 members and is situated on the Xapuri River.



Pictured are  thatched roof, open porch  houses which are typical of   homes  within Jaminawa villages. While fishing meets the protein needs for most of the Jaminawa, each family raises  domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs, and chickens. In addition, each family clears and maintains small plots of  tree and root crops.  amzjmw22.JPG (113743 bytes)

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Traditional Jaminawa ornamentation includes pierced noses with a necklace draped over the ears.  This practice is ceremonial for both men and women.

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Traveling by canoe on the Xapuri River is the primary means by which the Jaminawa  move from one village to another or visit   Brazilian settlements.

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Jaminawa women spin wild cotton to make   thick string  used in the weaving of  hammocks and handbags.   These items are made  for their own use as well as trading with the Brazilians who travel the river.

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Jaminawa men hunt, fish, and clear the forest in order to plant their crops.  The women pictured here are performing the daily activities such as weaving baskets  and collecting fire wood. The child is carrying  the wash back to her house.

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