Example sentences for: amerindians

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  • The following section attempts to reframe the ethnomedicinal data in terms of bioscientific concepts and methods; or to establish whether symbolic aspects of healing (social support, belief systems) are of greater relevance [ 1 14 ] . The symbolic aspects of the plant use are very similar to those of the South American Amerindians and modern hunters may be unknowingly using the traditions of the original Amerindian inhabitants of Trinidad and Tobago.

  • 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.

  • There are indications that South American Amerindians were aware of animal behaviour in relation to smells.

  • 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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