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The Bororo people live in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil; they also extended into Bolivia and the Brazilian state of Goias. The Western Bororo, now extinct, lived around the Jauru and Cabacal rivers. The Eastern Bororo (Orarimogodoge) live in the region of the Sao Lourenco, Garcas, and Vermelho rivers.
Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss lived for some time among the Bororo during his first stay in Brazil (19351939). Their mythology features extensively in his book The Raw and the Cooked.
Marshal Candido Rondon (1865-1956), who was to become the first director of Brazil's Indians Protection Bureau (SPI/FUNAI) and creator of the Xingu National Park, was the son of a Bororo woman. His first major success after joining the Army was the installation of a telegraph line to Mato Grosso. He not only was able to pacify the Bororo, who had blocked previous attempts to set up that line, but even recruited their help to complete it.
Myths of Pacification: Brazilian Frontier Settlement and the Subjugation of the Bororo Indians
Greeting, Hospitality, and Naming among the Bororo of Central Brazil
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The Sound World of the Bororo Indians
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