Mbuti Pygmies: short statured, hunter-gatherers residing in the Ituri rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo; see, in this site, "Inhabitants of the Ituri Forest."

Recommended: Grinker, Roy Richard. 1995. Houses in the Rainforest: Ethnicity and Inequality among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Recommended book for children (Ages 9-12): Jenike, David and Mark Jenike. 1995. A Walk through the Rain Forest: Life in the Ituri Forest of Zaire (Franklin Watts Publisher).

On Mbuti design, see Meurant, George. 1996. Mbuti Design: Paintings by Pygmy Women of the Ituri Forest (Thames and Hudson).www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibits/mbuti