New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A6970
Interior of a Waiwai house located at Matitili near the head of the Trombetas River, 1915.
This house was built at the head of the Trombetas River. Locate it on a map.
What is this Waiwai house made from?
What items do you see in the house?
What do the Waiwai use for beds?
How is this house different from yours? In what ways is it the same?
Would this be a good house for living in a rainforest? Why or why not?
Why do you think the Waiwai built houses like this?
This photograph was taken in 1915. Do you think this house is still there? Why or why not?
Research a Brazilian Indian tribe. Learn about their food, clothing, shelter, religion, customs, population, etc. How have their lives changed since the Portuguese settled Brazil?
Math: How much lower is the Indian population in Brazil today than it was before the Portuguese came to Brazil?
Science: Learn about the unique plants and animals that live in the Amazon rainforest.
English Language Arts: Pretend that you are a Waiwai Indian visiting a city for the first time. Describe what you see and do.
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