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The Kayapo Of Brazil by Mind Map: The Kayapo Of Brazil

1. The Kayapo Of Brazil are a tribe that believes heavy in natural elements put into perspective of life. They have special religious and agricultural ways they live by. In these ways they grow as a tribe. They live in large family groups in villages. The women harvest the family's garden for vegetables. They also prepare body paint with the help of their children. Color dyes are created from mixed fruits and charcoal. The men hunt and fish. Every husband will usually have between two and three wives, each with several children. Modern Day, The Kayapo Of Brazil Live in brick houses and sleep on proper beds. They use central heating to keep them warm and use ovens to cook. To get water, they use a tap or a bottle from the shop. The Kayapo tribe live in South America, in Brazil in the amazon rain forest. Hunting Food and Hunting Fish is a main source of protein in the Kayapos' diet. to hunt small animals like fish, birds and monkeys. To hunt fish they shake a plant in the water which is poisonous to fish, it makes them float to the surface of the water then they will spear them.

2. Since Majority of the Xingu River is in Para, The economy is based off of that. The mining part/area represents 14% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the state, started mainly from the extraction of iron, bauxite, manganese, limestone and tin, as well as gold, until (not very long ago) (pulled out or taken from something else) from one of the largest mines of recent history: Serra Pelada. The (process of people making, selling, and buying things) of Pará is based also on the extraction of green plants, on farming and (cows, bulls, etc.) raising. Thanks to the rich soil and the important hydrographic (bowl/area drained by a river) - boats are the main means of transport in the area. Guaraná, a tree from which a powder is produced and used as a stimulant, and annato seeds, a fruit used for cooking, as a sunscreen and for dye extraction

3. Interrelationships

3.1. Wetlands are a huge part of the physical feature, because of the past formation.In the Upper Xingu region is a highly self-organized pre-Columbian human made landscape, including deposits of fertile agricultural soil. The wet aspect of the land flows onto different parts creating territorial wetlands which skin the river in many different parts.

3.1.1. Forests are another part of the landscape. The Xingu river is right my the amazonian region, which makes it rich which vegetation and forests. Because of the climate, there are a lot of trees and forests(one of them being the amazon rain forest) alongside the river, which create natural habits for different species. Lastly, it is important to discuss small bodies of water as they are one of the final natural aspects of the area. These bodies of water such as ponds, small rivers, creeks and streams, form just as the wetlands. The difference between the two is that wetlands form where water and land meet and inter lap, and the small bodies of water form when water begins to fill in a depression in the ground. This can be similar to a shallow valley or a canyon. In the are of the Xingu river, there are many open spaces surrounded by plants. As water finds it way, It fills those depressions, creating ponds and more.

3.2. Since the river flows along the state Para, It is surrounded with very rich vegetation. The Amazon rain forest skins the South side of the river. This is one of the reasons why it provides many needs to the Kayapo, because in the area, there is no dry season. All months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 millimeters (2.4 in). The average amount of precipitation actually helps the residents maintain a good lifestyle. The soil is very rich, due to the climate and helps the towns people grow crops. This is only one of the many benefits the vegetation aspect has for the people.

3.2.1. Humans Have an Impact on this. When the Kayapo Tribe may look for a place to start the growth of crops, construction of a home, or even public reserve, they end up damaging a lot of the ecosystem. By cutting down trees, blocking out natural areas, and disporting bodies of water, they impact a lot on the nature chain. While they do this for their own good, they have now disturbed the local ecosystem. By diluting a pond, lots of home for plants, insects, amphibians and more, have been lost. Same goes for trees. A Lot of the animals rely on the wide variety of the amazon region to provide a home for them, but instead, It is being taken apart, by us humans. By Building The Belo Monte Dam, not only are the homes of the indigenous being taken away, the naturalism of the environment is too. This will cut down on a lot of the natural resources Brazil is provided with. As mentioned before, the soil is very rich withing the boundaries of the North side of the Xingu river. Over 10,000 individuals come to collect the soil as it is very rich and helps crops grow all over the country. By building the dam, a lot of that will be no longer available.

4. Geographic perspective

4.1. The Kayapo tribe lives alongside the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazon Rain forest, near the Amazon basin, in several scattered villages ranging in population from one hundred to one thousand people in Brazil.

5. Spacial Significance

5.1. As a term for direction and relative location, citizens say The tribe's land(Xingu River) is southwest of Rio De Janeiro. This term is used for direction of tourist, local residents, and citizens of Brazil. It is quite common because the Xingu and Amazon are really popular attractions and features in Brazil.

5.1.1. The Absolute Location Of The area of The Kayapo is 10.42 S-56.53 W

6. Patterns And Trends

6.1. Something similar to the construction of Belo Monte has occurred in the past. This was the construction of the The world's second largest telescope. This took place in Hawaii, as it was constructed upon Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on an island in Hawaii. This mountain was claimed to be one of the bet places to see stars on the whole planet. Although the telescope was effective, and would make a lot of money and reviews off of it, It was also something that touched Native Hawaiians.

6.1.1. Most rivers begin life as a tiny stream running down a mountain slope. They are fed by melting snow and ice, or by rainwater running off the land. The water follows cracks and folds in the land as it flows downhill. Small streams meet and join together, growing larger and larger until the flow can be called a river. The Xingu River however, was formed similarly to this. Due to the tropical climate, there are not any rocky mountains in Brazil. Instead, there are dome mountains. Through these, the river are partly formed The Tropical Climax(rivers, Rain forests, wetlands etc) are formed in this location for a specific reason. Long, long ago, the land where Para,Brazil is today, was partly land, floating on a big majority of water. Slowly, as land formed and met up together, it was put tight together, but there were still some seeps of water that were still there. Overtime, it became visible that those bodies of water lead into the Atlantic Ocean. Due to that, there is a huge majority of bodies of water in the north-eastern part of Brazil. Following up, the mass majority of water in the land, is the reason why there are many wetlands. Overtime, bodies of water can overflow or make way through the ground. As soil gets more damp, the water makes it's way to the surface either by seeping through or overflowing. When it reach a point of open land, the two combine, creating the grasslands in the amazon.

6.1.2. For Native Hawaiians, Mauna Kea is scared: a home of the gods, and a place for very special ceremonies. In the past, there had been countless religious and agricultural native crowning, ceremonies, assemblies, holy gatherings and native Hawaiian confirmations, all held at Mauna Kea. Not only was this a place held for ceremonies, It is also A home of the gods. Just like Hindus go to a mandhar to pray, the natives did the same with Mauna Kea. It was a place of holy and treasured peace. Similar to the situation in Brazil, the problem has two sides to it. First, we have the benefits. The telescope could serve as a great opportunity an d sight for others around the world, to stargaze and study astronomy, as well as visit a new place. In some cases, others might find this as an attraction(since it's the second largest telescope on the world), and travel to visit Mauna Kea often. This would pay off a lot money for the creators and management, as well as make border headlines Moving into the negatives, Mauna Kea is the Natives place. As said before, it is a very sacred and special place for them. It was their land, that they owned, and now it has just been ripped apart from them. But take to mind, with the natives, they just took it, no permission, no plan, they didn't even tell them. But when it comes to others, we need to a lot of paperwork, agreements, etc. So not only is this wrong, it is also extremely unfair, and that needs to change.

7. View

7.1. The Brazilian Government is deciding to build a dam that generates electricity to serve the residents in the country. However, the area they are planning to build in cuts right through the land of the Kayapo tribe . the dam would have great benefits to the community such as providing new jobs, providing more electricity, more business, and way more, but it would still tear apart the Kayapo. The tribe has their own land that they claimed first. It was their rightful land where they spent years to build a living platform. If the dam was built, it would take away the home of the Kayapo People Of Brazil. Local folks near the Big Bend say the dam will destroy their river, and along with it, their homes, livelihood, environment, and culture. Due to construction, the whole area will be ripped apart, taking away such close-hearted belongings from them.