History and Culture
The Makotaay tribe is located on the north bank of Xiuguluan River and more than 90% of the population Amis. More than a hundred years ago, the tribesmen fought against the Qing army for rebelling against the rule of Qing dynasty. After the defeat, most of the men were massacred. Women and children fled to other places. They moved back to the tribe many years later.
The Makotaay tribe preserved a fairly complete Amis harvest ceremony, music, and dance, including music and dance performances, craftworks, and indigenous food. The music and dance performances include wizard dance, children’s dance, and modern and ancient songs. Craftworks include handcrafts and daily necessities woven from the bark of mountain hibiscus. Indigenous foods including the flying fish and shell ginger rice dumplings, flying fish rice, glutinous rice wine, and roasted boar meat are full of indigenous culture and flavors.