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Sirionó

 

an Indian tribe living in the tropical forests of eastern Bolivia. The Sirionós, who number approximately 1,000, speak a language of the Tupi-Guarani family. Various spirits are still worshiped by tribe members. The Sirionós are divided into nomadic matrilineal communities consisting of 30 to 120 individuals. Each community lives in a single hut, which is covered with palm leaves. The chief occupations are hunting and gathering. There is also some primitive agriculture; sweet manioc, maize, and yams are grown in natural clearings in the forest.

REFERENCE

Holmberg, A. R. Nomads of the Long Bow: The Sirionó of Eastern Bolivia. Washington, D.C., 1950.
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Neotropical indigenous hunters and their neighbors: Siriono, Chimane, and Yuqui hunting on the Bolivian frontier.
Por ultimo, los indios machiguenga de Peru y los siriono de Bolivia alcanzaron niveles minimos en el reconocimiento y la vigilancia de las zonas boscosas tropicales.
If viewed as "ambiguous", women's peculiar status may on occasion bring about an inversion as, for example, among the Siriono of Brazil, for whom nature, maleness and raw food are in opposition to culture, femaleness and cooking (Ortner 1972: 86).
No obstante, la etnografia de Allan Holmberg (1950) entre los Siriono a principios de los 40 sentaria las bases de lo que se convertiria en un repetitivo argumento en la antropologia de la alimentacion: la presencia del hambre llevaba necesariamente al adelgazamiento o la perdida cultural (1).
4) Constituyen esta organizacion los pueblos Guarani, Tapiete, Ayoreo, Chiquitano, Guarayo, Baures, Canichana, Itonama, Movima, Moxeno Trinitano, Moxeno Ignaciano, Siriono, Weehnayek, Araona, Cavineno, Chacoba, Machineri, Pacaguana, Tacana, Yaminagua, Lego, Moseten, Yuracare, Yuqui, Pacaguaras (Garcia Linera, 2004).
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The Sustainability of Subsistence Hunting by the Siriono Indians of Bolivia", en Hunting for Sustainability in Tropical Forest, John Robinson y Elizabeth Bennett, eds.
Se agradece de forma enfatica a las comunidades Ticuna, Yucuna, Yaguas, Witoto y Cocama en la Amazonia colombiana, a las comunidades Bora, Ocaina, Shipibo-Comibo, Capanahua, Angoteros, Orejon, Yaguas, Cocama, Kishuarana y Alama en la Amazonia peruana, a las comunidades Maruba, Matis, Mayoruna, Kanaimari, Kulina, Maku y Waimiri-Atroari en la Amazonia brasilena, y a las comunidades Siriono, Canichana, Cayubaba y Chacobo en la Amazonia boliviana.
The Sorcerers," the most anthropological of these works, is about a real people, the Siriono, who live in the tropical forests of eastern Bolivia.
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His assessment, which generations of scholars took as gospel and applied to other indigenous groups, was that the Siriono were an unimpressive people who had existed for thousands of years without innovation or progress.
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