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The Kayapó people led by Raoni Metuktire is a custom civilization by GPuzzle, with contributions from DarthKyofu and RawSasquatch.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Kayapó[]

The Kayapó people are the indigenous people in Brazil who inhabit a vast area spreading across the states of Pará and Mato Grosso, south of the Amazon River and along Xingu River and its tributaries. This pattern has given rise to the nickname the Xingu tribe. They are one of the various subgroups of the great Mebêngôkre nation (people from the water’s source). The term "Kayapó" is used by neighbouring groups rather than the Kayapó themselves. They refer to outsiders as "Poanjos".

Raoni Metuktire[]

Raoni Metuktire was born in the State of Mato Grosso in 1932, in the heart of the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest, in a village called Krajmopyjakare. Born in the Metuktire family of Kayapo people, he is one of Cacique Umoro's sons. As the Kayapo tribe is nomadic, his childhood was marked by continuous travel, during which he witnessed many tribal wars. Guided by his brother Motibau, at the age of 15 he chose to have a painted wooden lip plate called botoque placed under his lower lip.

Raoni and other members of the Metuktire tribe encountered the Western World for the first time in 1954. Initiated into the Portuguese language by Orlando Villas-Bôas, the eldest of the Villas-Bôas brothers and a famous indigenous anthropologist in Brazil, the young Raoni was ready for the Kuben’s (white people) invasion. In 1964, he met King Leopold III of Belgium while the latter was on an expedition into indigenous reservations in Mato Grosso.

In February 1989, Raoni became one of the fiercest opponents to the Belo Monte Dam project. Television broadcasts transmitted his opinions in Altamira during a large assembly of chiefs. Twelve rainforest foundations were created to raise funds for the establishment of a huge national park in the Rio Xingu River region, in Para and Mato Grosso Brazilian states. Raoni's dream was to unite the five demarcated indigenous territories (Baú, Kaiapó, Panará, Kapôt Jarina, Bàdjumkôre) with then undemarcated Mekragnotire lands. Along with the adjoining Xingu National Park, the united indigenous lands would cover approximately 180000 k2 (nearly one-third the area of France).In 1993, funds raised worldwide helped to make Raoni's dream a reality. The Xingu indigenous lands were reunited, creating one of the world's most important rainforest reserves.

Raoni recently received the support of international celebrities such as James Cameron, Sigourney Weaver, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vincent Cassel, and launched an international petition in 7 languages against the proposed Belo Monte dam project on his official website. However, the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff did not hear Chief Raoni appeal and made her decision with little apparent regard for dealing comprehensively with its anticipated severe economic, ecological and social impacts, and with minimal consultation of the indigenous populations. In fact, the building of the dam was later suggested as a part of a huge corruption scheme in the Rousseff government and Chief Raoni considered the biggest symbol of opposition to the Belo Monte dam.

Dawn of Man[]

"Oh, wise Cacique Raoni, the people turn to you in the land's hour of need. Born before the contact of the Kayapó with the white man, you have been one of the most active and overall important activists for the natives of the Amazon ever since, with opuses such as the foundation of the National Park of the Xingu. It is your tireless work that's brought so much attention to the devastation ongoing in your homeland, and the measures put in place to stop it directly go back to you.


Art by RawSasquatch

Oh, wise Cacique, the land is once again wounded by the actions of those too greedy to commune with it, and it calls back to you to protect it. Can you set off and defend the sanctuaries of life? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "I am Cacique Raoni Metuktire, speaking on behalf of the Kayapó people who inhabit this land. We are willing to be friends, if you are willing to listen to us."

Defeat: "You destroy our lands, poison the planet and sow death, for you are lost. Soon, it will be too late to change, and you too shall feel the same fear we have.."

Unique Attributes[]

The Kayapó (Raoni Metuktire)

Art by RawSasquatch


Traderoute Trade Routes to other Civilizations provide their origin city with the same Greatperson Great Person points of the destination city. Marshes and Jungle tiles yield +1 CultureIcon Culture, increasing to +3 with Ecology.


Art by RawSasquatch

Benadioró (Great Merchant)
  • Allows connection of luxuries and strategic resources to the Kayapo without burning up forests, jungles and marshes
  • Provides combat bonuses to nearby land units.
  • Generated from combat and the clearing of nearby tiles.
  • May be expended to increase Influence Influence or perform a concert tour.

Art by DarthKyofu

Uncuã (Granary)
  • Yields +1 Food Food on riverine, lake, jungle and marsh tiles.
  • Provides +3 Greatperson Benadioro Points.
City List
  1. Kremoro
  2. Gorotire
  3. Baú
  4. Mekrãgnoti
  5. Kuben-Kran-Krên
  6. Kôkraimôrô
  7. Metyktire
  8. Kararaô
  9. Kenjam
  10. Kikretum
  11. Las Casas
  12. Pykany
  13. A'Ukre
  14. Môikàràkô
  15. Piaraçu
  16. Cateté
  17. Djudjê-Kô
  18. Bacajá
  19. Mebêngôkre
  20. Xikrin
Spy List
  • Kuben-Kran-Krên
  • Gorotire
  • Kumrenhtx
  • Kôkraimôrô
  • Irã'ãmranh-re
  • Kararaô
  • Mekrãgnoti
  • Xikrin
  • Metyktire
  • Porekry


Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 13 April 2022


  • GPuzzle: Creator, SQL, Lua, Text, Design, Research
  • DarthKyofu: Art
  • RawSasquatch: Art
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