Some families were trying to flee, but most were recapturadas and tortured as punishment for others. This infamous industry decimated and destroyed whole tribes of a wonderful Aboriginal race. It is estimated that in the first decade of the 20th century died around 40,000 indigenous people of 50,000 existing at that time. In case outside little, years later, in 1932, the military conflict between Colombia and Peru paid many more lives of Murui Minane inhabitants were used as cannon by the two countries. The Murui Muinane with an approximate population of 6,000 people, Murui Muinae inhabit the southern Colombian Amazon, between Igara Parana, Caraparana, Putumayo and Caqueta rivers; different dialects, Mika, Minika, Bue and Nipoode, depend on the area where they are located. Their social organization is based in multi-family houses or malocas, that they are inhabited by the parents and their sons with their respective families, each of which with a few functions: singer, shaman, trainer of coca and apprentice tradition, unmarried daughters and other sets CIE relatives.
The Manager or owner of the maloca constitutes the highest authority of the same. This authority is based on traditional knowledge and on the types of rituals that promotes. He is responsible for the cosmic security and group practice; You must prevent diseases, promote good harvests and ensure enough animals for hunting. It is the main figure of the rituals of planting, collection of the peanuts, hunting, July 20, on the day of St. Raphael, patron saint of the tribe, of the resurrection and Christmas. All social activity has its rafue (Word), which constitutes the condition to ensure its proper implementation; as the ceremony of the mambeadero, which occurs in the central part of the maloca, in which daily swallowed in ritual form the sacred coca and tobacco plants. The system economic of the huitotos is based in agriculture, certain food gathering and fishing, involving children and women, and where used harpoons, hooks, machetes or traps; at certain times of the year are organized collective catches consisting of poison the water with a special plant and capture dozens of fish.