Example sentences for: amerindians

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  • Plant use is embedded in a complex cultural context based on the ancient beliefs of indigenous Amerindians [ 1 ] . Columbian healers also use ethanolic extracts of plants for snakebites, prepare snakebite remedies in the week before Easter and choose plants according to the Doctrine of Signatures [ 139 ] . The cultural basis of the plant use does not mean that the plants have no effect.

  • Additionally there are records of a specific ant that was given to dogs by Guyanese Amerindians in order to make them good hunters [ 21 ] . Amerindians also named their hunting dogs after ants and a wasp called "warribisi" that caught prey.

  • There is literature establishing that native Amerindians participated in hunts with Creole hunters [ 27 ] . This may explain not only the symbolic aspects of the plant use by modern hunters discussed above but also the olfactory considerations discussed in this section.

  • Beenas were used because there was an ancient almost forgotten belief that plants possessed associated spirits [ 21 ] . In addition to the plant use of the Guyanese Amerindians, ants and other insects were made to bite the nostrils of the hunting dog.

  • Various rituals were performed by the Amerindians in Guyana before a hunt [ 20 ] . These rituals included plants called 'beenas', which acted as charms to entice any object or desire wanted, including making the capture of game certain.

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