The great name confirmation ceremonies of the Mebéngokre of Central Brazil and the fabrication of beautiful people

  • Vanessa Lea


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“This paper analyzes the relationship between ritual, power and hierarchy among the Mebengokre (better known as the Kayapó) of Central Brazil. I began research with the Métyktire subgroup of this Jé speaking people in 1978. They are one of the best known indigenous peoples of Brazil due to their stunning geometric body paint designs and their magnificent body adamants.(…)”


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How to Cite
Lea, V. (2005). The great name confirmation ceremonies of the Mebéngokre of Central Brazil and the fabrication of beautiful people. Estudios Latinoamericanos, 25, 89-101.