I am posting this here. Perhaps the information will be helpful. And i am inviting all Indians to say prayers.
There is a tribe in Brazil who call themselves the Guarani-Kiowa. I do not know if they have any relationship to the Kiowa, or the Apache-Kiowa of North America. Probably they are an independent tribe, not related.
You should know these things about the Guarani-Kiowa. They are a proud people. And their land is being stolen by local governments in Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso Sul. The laws are supposed to protect Indian land. But the justice system is crooked and corrupted. Recently a local court ruled that the Guarani-Kiowa must surrender 90% of their land to a farming company. It was a bad ruling by the court system, corrupt. The Kiowa there have refused to obey, and they have pledged to stand firm and fight for their land, even if they all die. These things are happening now, July 2016. But you do not hear about it, because the news is suppressed in South America.
I suggest that you pray. Across South America the story is the same. The remaining tribes are facing extermination. This is the reality on the ground.
thank you for this information, very sad news of that tribe.
In Brazil, there are today around 51,000 Guarani living in seven states, making them the country’s most numerous tribe. Many others live in neighboring Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. The Guarani people in Brazil are divided into three groups: Kaiowá, Ñandeva and M’byá, of which the largest is the Kaiowá which means ‘forest people’. This tribe are totally different from the Kiowas in the USA.
Cinemo ... that information was very helpful. I hope to speak to the Guarani-Kiowa in Mato Grosso Sul later this year.
i thought it was unusual that two tribes can have the same name. i suppose this is a coicidence ... an accident of the languages and cultures.
The Indians in Brazil have special tribal lands. But the Courts and the Governments are not respecting the Indians.
Previously, a court ruled that the land belonged to the Indians. then this court reversed its decision, and gave the land to a large agricultural company. large conglomerates and mining interests are a real threat to the Indians. the Guarani-Kiowa have reacted with pride and resistance ... justifiably so. But the final outcome is very uncertain.
That indigenous People in Brazil are the Kaiowas, as far as I could unerstand and hear on a TV documentary about this tribe, the pronounciation is like Kai-o-wa, stress on the -o-. A proud People too. The well known Plains tribe known as Kiowa is not related at all to the People in Brazil linguistically or culturally of Course. But there is an oral Tradition preserved among the Kiowa that tells about a Group of warriors going for Adventure deep down into Mexico and reaching probably what is today Yucatan, telling of Little men with tails living in the trees.Never having seen monkeys they wondered about those Little men. But soon they longed for the buffalo Country and returned back home to Kiowa Country. That was sometime in the 19. Century Happening. (Historic Calendar of the Kiowa Indians, James Mooney).