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Northwest Villages and Chiefdoms. Chapter 7 Wilson The Kogi. The Kogi. Significance of this group From the Heart of the World Reichel-Dolmatoff’s data BBC representation Issues with these views?. Kogi. Physical Environment Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

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Northwest villages and chiefdoms

Northwest Villages and Chiefdoms

Chapter 7 Wilson

The Kogi


The kogi

The Kogi

  • Significance of this group

  • From the Heart of the World

  • Reichel-Dolmatoff’s data

    • BBC representation

    • Issues with these views?


Northwest villages and chiefdoms

Kogi

  • Physical Environment

    • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

    • Highest and most steeply ascending coastal massif in the world.

    • 5 climatic zones: topical, subtropical, temperate, páramo and snowline.

    • Diverse range of climates and related vegetation (fig. 7.2)

    • Fauna:

      • jaguar, puma, tigrillo, tapir, paca, peccary, armadillo, howler monkey, toucan, heron, pelican, crocodilians, marine turtles and fish.


Mode of production

Mode of Production

  • High mobility and slash-and-

    burn agriculture

  • Principal foods

    • Various climatic zones

    • Marine products as supplement of protein

  • Tairona ancient terraces

  • Tropical zone- coca cultivations

    • Benefits of coca plant

    • Gender differences

    • Adaptive strategies during good and bad years


Settlement patterns

Settlement Patterns

  • Wide range of elevations

  • East far from European influence- blocked access to the sea

  • 35 principal Kogi settlements, 1-2,000 mts. Above sea level

  • Traditional structures are round with conical roof

    • Field houses, gender differences and conjugal relations

  • No singular “home” but 3+ houses through the year


Mode of reproduction domestic economy

Mode of Reproduction & Domestic Economy

  • 1940s 2,000 people

  • High infant mortality rates

  • Male & female homosexuality

  • Figure 7.2- Kogy settlement pattern

  • Duty to maintain the roads and small tambos

  • Clothing

    • Men: weaving, pottery making,

    • Planting and weeding the coca

    • Women: plant crops and harvest

    • Inheritance & house ownership

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Social organization

Social Organization

  • Two main groups: Túxe & Dáke

  • Mámas and marriage

  • Age of marriage & preference

  • Matrilocal rules and bride service

  • Views of women

  • Effects of chewing coca leaves


Political economy ritual and leadership

Political Economy & Ritual and Leadership

  • No political economy, isolation as strategy for cultural survival

  • Kogi have entered the cash economy

    • WorldBank

  • The mámas: duties, training and authority

    • The poporo-effects of chewing coca


Ideology

Ideology

  • Three sacred postulates (abstentions)

  • Views of natures

  • The Universal Mother

  • Ceremonial house

  • Women and sexuality

  • Kogi calendar

    • 18- 20days months

    • Impact of Colombian huaqueros

    • The Kogi, perfect ecologists?


Controversy

Controversy

  • B.I.O. awarded a Bios Prize to The Kogicommunity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia.


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