Online Resources

A list of international resources used to develop the Huottuja Foundation website.

Resources and Links to Academic Information

For a more complete and transparent development of our website we have posted here our bibliography of resources, a list of important terminology referenced to Wikipedia, organizations that we work with or that compete with us and a list of important articles and projects written by others. You can add to this listing by submitting relevant links with a short description for consideration.


  1. Kaplan, Joanna Overing; The Piaroa: a people of the Orinoco Basin, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975

  2. Mallery, Garrick; Picture-writing of the American Indians, Washington [D.C.]: Govt. Printing Office, 1894

  3. Sustainability: life chances and livelihoods, London; New York: Routledge, 2000

  4. Anduze, Pablo J. (1974). Dearuwa: Los dueños de la selva. Biblioteca de la Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales, vol. 13. Caracas.

  5. Baumgartner, Hans (1954). "Apuntes de un médico indigenista sobre los piaroa de Venezuela." Boletín Indigenista Venezolano 2(1-4): 111-124.

  6. Kaplan, Joanna Overing (1975). The Piaroa: A People of the Orinoco Basin: A Study in Kinship and Marriage. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

  7. Overing, Joanna, and M. R. Kaplan (1988). "Los Wothuha (Piaroa)." In Etnología contemporánea. Vol. 3, edited by Jacques Lizot, 307-412. Los Aborígenes de Venezuela, edited by Walter Coppens and Bernarda Escalante. Monograph no. 35. Caracas: Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Instituto Caribe de Antropología y Sociología.

  8. Dalton, Leonard Victor; Venezuela, London, T.F. Unwin, 1912

  9. Astrain, Antonio; Historia de la Compañía de Jesús, Madrid : Razón y Fe, 1912

  10. The New International Encyclopaedia, Vol. 18, 1917

  11. Hudson, W. H.; Green Mansions, 1916

  12. Koch-Grunberg, Theodor, Vom Roraima zum Orinoco ... Volume 1, Berlin : Dietrich Reimer (Ernest Vohsen), 1917

  13. Miller, Leo Edward, and Fuertes, Louis Agassiz; In the wilds of South America; six years of exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1917

  14. United States. Dept. of Commerce; Bell, Purl Lord; Venezuela, a commercial and industrial handbook with a chapter on the Dutch West Indies, Washington, GPO, 1922

  15. Field Museum of Natural History; Field Museum News Volume 12, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1930-1943

  16. Steward, Julian Haynes; Handbook of South American Indians Vol. 4, Washington, GPO, 1945

  17. Lewis, Norman; The Missionaries : [God Against the Indians], New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1988


Legal Understanding

Civil and criminal matters brought before the court are made by the organizations that are recognized by the court or between two persons and require payment of $100 US per day when convened. The court will only convene if justice can be delivered or a dispute cannot be resolved by other means. A court will only convene if there is ample evidence to prove the case. The burden of service and proof is upon the complainant or the victim. Anyone living within or doing business with a company within the special jurisdiction can file their case. Cases should be presented by a Piaroa speaking legal counsel and based on common law.


Organización Indígena de los Pueblos Uwottüja del Sipapo (OIPUS)

Luxburg Carolath Foundation

Unclassified Links

  • Graeber David Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Chicago, Prickly Paradig Press Feb. 2011

  • The shaman's necklace on YouTube: a 1-minute excerpt from a documentary film directed by anthropologist Lajos Boglár in 1968, uploaded by the Ethnographic Museum (Budapest).

  • Photos on material culture of Piaroa, and a summary on mythological figures (Wahari, Cheheru, Kwemoi): Indígenas de Venezuela: los Piaroa (Part 1) by Ronny Velásquez and Nilo Ortiz. Also a PDF version provided. Translation can be read here.

  • Photos and article on spiritual culture of Piaroa, paraphernalia of the Warime mask dance: La ceremonia Piaroa del Wärime (Part 2) by Ronny Velásquez y Nilo Ortiz. Also a PDF version provided. Translation can be read here.

  • Crevaux, in Bibliotheque linguistique americaine, vol. viii (Paris, 1882) ; Chaffanjon, L’Orinoque et le Caura (ib., 1889); Christian Brinton, The American Race (New York, 1891) ; A. Ernst, “Upper Orinoco Vocabularies,” in American Anthropologist, vol. viii (Washing¬ ton, 1895) ; A. F. Chamberlain, in Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris, n. s., vol. vii (Paris, 1910).

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