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Kuikuro Boy

A Kuikuro boy eats beiju (unleavened manioc bread) at Toca da Raposa. During their annual stay at Toca da Raposa, the Kuikuro show visitors how they prepare this staple of the Brazilian indigenous diet.

According to the Indigenous Peoples Encyclopedia, the Kuikuro know over 40 varieties of manioc, all poisonous, of which six make up for 95% of their manioc crops. Indigenous people in the Upper Xingu region have developed sophisticated processes to make manioc edible.

The Kuikuro's Annual Visit to Toca da Raposa

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