Kuwé or Kúwai is a powerful cultural hero among the Arawak of the Northwest Amazon. This article analyzes Kuwé teachings and sacred routes as political, religious, migratory, and trade strategies of resistance. These routes were used by the Warekena and the Baré Indians to resist the colonial and postcolonial encroachment on their ancestral territories during the eighteenth century.
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American Society for Ethnohistory