ETHNONYMS: Chori, Miá, Ñiose, Qurungua, Sirionó, Tirinié, Yande

History and Cultural Relations

The Jesuits were influential from 1580 to 1767, and the Franciscans from 1767 on. Sirionó narratives and historical consciousness are very limited. There is some information about raids by their southern neighbors, the Ayoreo.


Califano, Mario (1986-1987). "Fuentes históricas y bibliográficas sirionó (Parte I)"; "Etnografía de los sirionó (Parte II)." Scripta Ethnologica (Buenos Aires) 11(1): 1140; (2): 41-73.

Fernández, Distel, A. A. (19844985). "Hábitos funarios de los sirionó (oriente de Bolivia)." Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica (Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany) 16-17.

Holmberg, A. R. (1969). Nomads of the Long Bow: The Siriono of Eastern Bolivia. New York: American Museum Science Books.

Kelm, H. (1983). Gejagte Jäger, die Mbía in Ostbolivien. Frankfurt: Museum für Völkerkunde.

Scheffler, Howard A., and Floyd G. Lounsbury (1971). A Study in Structural Semantics: The Siriono Kinship System. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall.

MARIO CALIFANO (Translated by Ruth Gubler)

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