Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

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:
Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

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This chapter focuses on the history of Mama Dimanche in the French Guiana. It explains that Mama Dimanche was once a Wenti site commemorated each year by Saramakas and the site of two separate massacres of Alukus in the nineteenth century. This chapter discusses a 1604–1606 description of Mama Dimanche and an engraving by French frigate captain Frederic Bouyer describing the beauty of the place.

Keywords: Mama Dimanche; French Guiana; Wenti site; Samarakas; Alukus massacre; Frederic Bouyer

Chapter.  982 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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