Harvesting Yuca and Growing Barbasco Eblis shows us how to cut and harvest yuca roots, while pointing out the Barbasco (a poisonous plant that is prohibited for use in fishing in the area)
RoseRoot Ethnobotany sketch by Kuskokwim Campus student Danica.
Chicha Chicha is an alcoholic drink made from a fermented root vegetable called yuca (a type of manoic), it is the daily staple of the Payamino people of Amazonian Ecuador used as both food and as refreshment. This slightly alcoholic paste is mixed with water to create a thick lumpy drink of soupy consistency. It is possibly one of the most important aspects of their daily life and is drunk at every opportunity, whether it be first thing in the morning for breakfast, welcoming in a guest to the house or refreshment after working hard in the fields, it is constantly being served by some one in the family household. Every aspect of chicha production unites the whole family, strengthening family bonds. Chicha permeates every aspect of daily life, from clearing the fields in the chakra (small farm), planting and harvesting the yuca to cooking, preparing and enjoying the drink and more often than not, getting drunk on it with family and friends.
Barbasco en chachalacas Barbasco
Poison fishing at Panagsama house reef, Moalboal Sodium cyanide is highly toxic and use for fishing illegal also in PI. They all, dive shops, officials, locals, know of this. Still it goes on. Cyanide is among the most rapidly acting of all known poisons. Welcome in diving paradise.
Fishing Amazon - part-1 Fishing in the Amazon - Fly fishing, Casting, Spinning. Negro River, Xingu River, Amazon River and other
Plant Walk With Wilfred at Yaxha Plant Walk With Wilfred at Yaxha. If you would like to add or collaborate please contact me. I shot this footage in the summer of '03. I would eventually like to travel back to the communities where I filmed and interviewed the locals and distribute copies of a completed DVD to be used as an educational tool promoting traditional values.
Paso Nuevo Intsr Cont Aztec Dance Instruction Part 7b
Pirarucu the monster of Amazon Catching the biggest fish of Amazon river
Wahoo fishing Salinas, Ecuador Trolling for wahoo out the coast of Salinas, 36 pounds caught on a rapala.
poison fishing with barbasco poison fishing with barbasco in the Ecuadorian community of San José de Payamino
Ecuador big fish feeding
Ye'kuana Although variously called Makiritare, De'cuana, Mainongkong and Mayongong, this group describes themselves as "Ye'kuana," which means "people of the curiara." Their name is made up of the words ye: wood; cu: water; and ana: people. The development of navigation skills allowed the Ye'kuana to settle a wide river territory. As a result, they inhabit the banks and tributaries of a number of rivers covering approximately 30000 square kilometers of the present-day Venezuelan states of Amazonas and Bolivar. For the Ye'kuana, material culture is tightly bound to the realm of the sacred. Thus, the objects they use for navigation, hunting and fishing, farming, and ritual can be seen as an expression of their spiritual and social lives.For example, the construction of the communal home, known as the atta, has religious significance. The atta are circular; from afar they appear to be big baskets covered with braided palm leaves. The wood used in their construction comes from the sacred dahaak tree. To build an atta is to symbolically reproduce the great cosmic home, just as the Creator Wanadi did. The atta's construction is based on the structure of the cosmos. The central pillar is considered the tree of life that unites the earth to the world above and the world below. The circular beams supporting the roof are called "celestial beams," and the girder that supports the beams is always oriented in relation to the Milky Way. Each atta has a central space with a door that faces the ...
Harpoon Fishing in the Amazon Fishing in the Amazon
Fishing in the Amazon with barbasco root Deep in the Amazon basin, we joined the Waorani people as they used this special root to asphyxiate fish in the stream so that we could easily collect them. The barbasco root (Lonchocarpus urucu) releases a toxin that asphyxiates the fish so that it is easy for us to collect. It doesn't kill them and leaves no toxins in the meat. The toxins soon dissolve and the remaining fish rehabilitate and the stream returns to normalcy.
Palmito Our Shuar friend took us 4 hours into the jungle to his village for a party. We hiked another couple hours on his land to harvest this heart of palm for the party.