In his thesis “Phenomenology and Anthropology Bororo” my father speaks of the central hut of Bororo villages as a very special place which is forbidden for the married women and avoided by single women too. He explains that it sometimes serves as a workshop and that it is also where teenagers sleep at night and where married men can take a nap, a chat, a smoke or take certain ritual meals. This is the place where the vision of Aijé takes place and it is feared by the missionaries as a place of corruption and “diabolical homosexual perversion”. He also quotes Lévi-Strauss when he explains that the circular distribution of the huts around the men's house or Bai Mana Gejewu is key in their social life since it constitutes the central point from which the plan of the village is developed, whose limits are perpetually renewed by the daily gestures of its inhabitants. For this reason, missionaries from the Garças River soon understood that the fastest way to convert Bororos into christianity was to make them exchange their village for one with new houses arranged in parallel rows. By doing this, Bororos social, cultural and religious system quickly fell apart.

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