Yequana
The Ye'kuana, also called Ye'kwana, Ye'Kuana, Yekuana, Yequana, Yecuana, Dekuana, Maquiritare, Makiritare, So'to or Maiongong, are a Cariban-speaking tropical rain forest tribe who live in the Caura River and Orinoco River regions of Venezuela in Bolivar State and Amazonas State. In Brazil, they inhabit the northeast of Roraima State. In Venezuela, the Ye'kuana live alongside their former enemies, the Sanumá (Yanomami subgroup).
When the Ye’kuana wish to refer to themselves, they use the word So’to, which can be translated as "people", "person". Ye’kuana, in turn, can be translated as "canoe people", "people of the canoes" or even "people of the branch in the river".
They live in communal houses called Atta or ëttë. The circular structure has a cone-shaped roof made of palm leaves. Building the atta is considered a spiritual activity in which the group reproduces the great cosmic home of the Creator.
The first reference to the Ye'kuana was in 1744 by a Jesuit priest called Manuel Román.
There are some 6,250 Ye'kuana in Venezuela, according to the 2001 census, with some 430 in Brazil.
Jean Liedloff came into contact with the Ye'kuana in the 1950s, while working as a photographer for Italian diamond hunters, and in subsequent personal visits. She based her book The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost on their way of life, particularly the upbringing of their children. Liedloff noted the stark contrast between the treatment of Western and Ye'kuana infants, who are normally held "in-arms" 24 hours a day by their mother and other familiar adults and children who take care of them.

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The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
Joseph Chilton Pearce, 2004
Epilogue Concerning the Yequana treatment of children, Liedloff writes: The notion of ownership of other persons is absent among the Yequana. The idea that this is “my child” or “your child” does not exist. Deciding what another person  ...
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Robert Epstein, 2010
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The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost
Jean Liedloff, 1985
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Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers
Marcy Axness, 2012
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The Continuum Concept is a theory devised by author Jean Liedloff after spending long periods of time living with and observing the Yequana tribe in the jungles of South America. She observed that the people of the tribe were the happiest she had ever witnessed and found through studying their child rearing practices, this to…
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Imagine a place where babies don't cry and children never fight. Jean Liedloff found such a place. She spent a total of two-and-a-half years living wi...
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[The Yequana] had a habit of telling a joke in the middle of the night when everyone was asleep. Though some were snoring loudly, all would awaken instantly, laugh, and in seconds resume sleep, snoring and all.
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[The Yequana] had a habit of telling a joke in the middle of the night when everyone was asleep. Though some were snoring loudly, all would awaken instantly, laugh, and in seconds resume sleep, snoring and all.
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Newspaper Rock: Childrearing the Yequana way
Bringing up babyPublished in 1975, The Continuum Concept was inspired by the child-rearing techniques of the Yequana, a tribe of Amazonian Indians. The book's author, Jean Liedloff, noticed while staying with the Yequana that their way of caring for babies was profoundly different towestern notions of child rearing.
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