Introduction: Vanishing Tribe—Part I (01:49)
Bush Afro-Americans who descend from rebel slaves share the Amazon forest with Amerindians. The tribes who live in self-imposed isolation once defeated European slave traders.
West Africans in South America (03:31)
Dr. Allen Counter and David Evans find a secret history between Indian and African tribes. Both tribes fight against white European slavery and honor Mother Earth.
Suriname, South America (04:57)
The country has a racially varied population of nearly 400,000 people. Carter and Evans meet with chiefs before being allowed into Djuka villages; a dancer performs for the guests.
Amerindian Village (03:08)
Ceremony is an important part of Amerindian culture; Carter and Evans must pass inspection before entering the village. Carter explains Amerindian names for the Djuka and white people, and their fear of whites.
Tribal Medicines (05:12)
Djuka medicine men rely on plants for healing; they are holistic. Counter receives treatment for tendinitis. He traces the roots of medicinal plants to locate their origins.
Village Lifestyle (03:04)
Religion, art, agriculture, naming practices, and food preparation reveal African origins. A strong sense of community typifies the obligation of self-sufficiency. Evans and Counter discuss house building and the villagers' health.
Women and Hunting (04:19)
Djuka women perform a significant amount of work; they sing while harvesting rice. Amerindian women are considered warriors. Amerindians use plant poisons when hunting.
Credit: Red and Black, the First World: The Vanishing Tribe - Part 1 (01:03)
Credit: Red and Black, the First World: The Vanishing Tribe - Part 1
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