New World Beginnings 1712

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
New World Beginnings 1712

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This chapter discusses Tooy's account of the arrival of his African ancestors to French Guiana in 1712. It explains how Tooy's ancestors rain priest Gweyunga and his wife Beti-Kadosu acquired land and later gave birth to Antama who became a larger-than-life political and religious leader during the second half of the eighteenth century. This chapter also discusses Tooy's observation that most Samarakas have Indian mothers.

Keywords: African ancestors; Tooy; rain priest; Gweyunga; Beti-Kadosu; Antama; Samarakas; Indian mothers

Chapter.  728 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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