Despite the kind look of the Rikbaktsa girl, the Rikbaktsa People were well known by the neighboring indigenous groups, with which, they have maintained hostile relations. Since their “pacification”, which was financed by rubber planters and carried out by Jesuit missionaries between 1957 and 1962, their traditional territory has been the object of many pioneer fronts, such as rubber extraction, timber and mining companies and agricultural and cattle-raising enterprises.
For more Rikbaktsa information, visit the Instituto Socio Ambiental
> VII Indigenous National Festival, at Bertioga city
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