CURETUS, a tribe of South American Indians, inhabiting the country between the rivers of Japura and Uaupes, northwestern Brazil. They are short but sturdy, wear their hair long, and paint their bodies. Their houses are circular, with walls of thatch and a high conical roof. They are a peaceable people, living in small villages, each of which is governed by a chief.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)