New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_A7137
Waiwai chiefs with ornaments on necks, legs and arms, 1915. The Waiwai created very complex ornaments and crafted items that incorporated bird feathers and seeds.
How are the men in this photograph dressed differently than you dress? Why do you think they dress this way?
How do you think the other Waiwai Indians know that these men are chiefs?
What is the man on the left carrying in his hand? What might it be used for?
How do the Waiwai Indians survive in the rainforest?
What are some advantages and disadvantages to living in the Amazon rainforest?
Look at a map of Brazil. Based on the information given, in what part of Brazil do the Waiwai live - north, east, south, west? What is the nearest city?
What could these men teach you?
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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