The Macushi live in villages linked together by tracks and paths, with houses built round a central courtyard. When married, the Macushi couple lives in the wife's family's village and the father-in-law is of great importance in kinship. During the 18th century, non-indigenous people occupied their territory, establishing mission villages and farms and forcing Macushi people to relocate. The Brazilian Government has set up schools and hospitals for them and some individuals from the Macushi tribe are very well educated. Since 2005 they have been campaigning for land rights to be recognized throughout Brazil.
While we are looking at the relationship of South American native people with the Sun, we would like to post a link to a video posted by ‘Ancient Architects.’ They ask: “How did the ancient civilisations cut and shape such intricate stonework? How were holes seemingly drilled through solid granite? How did the Incas create walls with perfectly connecting blocks of stone? The answer: they knew how to harness the power of the Sun.”
Click here for the 8-minute video clip on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehbBl1xdpjY
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