> Dec 01, 2014

TSIMANE INDIAN COMUNITY

The Tsimane (Chimane) are an indigenous people of lowland Bolivia, living in the municipalities of San BorjaSan Ignacio de MoxosRurrenabaque, and Santa Ana de Yacuma of Beni Department. The Tsimane are the main residents of the T’simane Council Territory (Spanish: Territorio del Consejo T’simane) and the Pilón Lajas Reserve. They are a hunter-gatherer culture, although the settlements are becoming more stable. Those Tsimane living in the Reserve are affiliated with the multiethnic Consejo Regional Tsimane Moseten (CRTM), which holds the title to the Reserve as a Native Community Land or TCO.

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