Apiacá people, painted by Hércules Florence
|Regions with significant populations|
|Brazil ( Mato Grosso and Pará)|
|traditional tribal religion|
They are also known as Apiacá or Apiake people.
The Apiaká were a large and warlike tribe in the 19th century, when the rubber boom took over Amazonia. They initially fought with the settlers but eventually allied with them. In the mid-20th century, two ethnologists mistakenly declared the Apiaká extinct. In fact, the tribe lived among the Kaiabi and Munduruku peoples but maintained their distinct culture and cosmology.