Sirionó - Settlements



A Sirionó community consists of a band that, during certain times of the year, settles in a specific area to which it periodically returns. Settlements of this kind are relatively fixed and consist of several huts arranged around a central dwelling for the chief—this arrangement protects him from enemy attacks. The huts vary in size; each hut is occupied by five or six families. They are lean-tos made of palm fronds, frequently secured to trees that serve as posts.


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