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TEIXEIRA, Pery; MAINBOURG, Evelyne Marie Therese  and  BRASIL, Marília. Migration of the Sateré-Mawé indigenous people in two different urban contexts in the Amazon. Cad. CRH [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.57, pp.531-546. ISSN 0103-4979.

Gathering information in two field researches - one censitary and one by sampling - regarding different urban areas of the state of Amazon, this work tries to supply subsidies for the understanding of the indigenous migration with urban destiny in the Amazon basin, mainly focusing in the Sateré-Mawé indigenous people. It is a comparative study among migratory characteristics of Sateré-Mawé resident in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazon, and living in the cities close to the indigenous lands of origin of that people, in the east of the state. In spite of the similarity of some of the characteristics of the migratory process in both contexts - motivated by the job search and for educational opportunities, differentiation is observed in the importance of those causes in each context, other than distinctions in age and gender group in the migrants.

Keywords : migration of Indigenous people; Sateré-Mawé; demography of Indigenous people; brazilian indigenous peoples.

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