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ALMEIDA, Miriam Dantas de; PEDROSO, Janari da Silva; MAGALHAES, Celina Maria Colino  and  AIDO, Estela Márcia França. Physical and sociocultural context of "Tembé" indigenous village in brazilian amazonia. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.2, pp. 93-104. ISSN 2359-0769.

The study of human development becomes necessary in the different sociocultural contexts, because from there it is possible to identify the variables that influence the cycle of life. The context for the realization of the investigation was the indigenous Tenetehar-Tembé, located on the Indigenous Land of Alto Rio Guamá (TIARG), in the Brazilian Amazon. A qualitative survey was carried out, such as the use of participatory observation instruments and the field diary, which allowed us to describe the physical and social context of this community. There was the participation of the cacique (village chief), of the leaders and the indigenous professors of the Headquarters district. It was aimed here to report the physical and sociocultural structure of the village headquarter, where the Tenetehar-Tembé live, in the light of the Developmental Niche Theory, with an approach in the so-called Physical and Social Context subsystem. The collected data were systematized in thematic areas for better understanding and analysis, namely: the village as a place for all indigenous people; social space of the headquarters village; sacred environments of the village; and the time in the village. These categories have revealed the concept that indigenous peoples have about physical and social environment, the place they inhabit and the respect we have of sacred places in certain hours. Practices that ranges from children to the elderly people in the village which has a direct influence on the developmental course. It is understood to be necessary to reflect on the manner in which caregivers treat their breeding and in what they prove to be appropriate for their care, correlating how the environment in which they are taken care of, once the relationship is configured and is built in the socio-cultural medium in which they are inserted.

Keywords : developmental niche; beliefs; practices; indians; Amazon.

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