Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil

Miliken, R. P. Miller, Pollard, and E. V. Wandeli

Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil
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Miliken, R. P. Miller, Pollard, and E. V. Wandeli

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

165 pages
Paper $44.00 ISBN: 9780947643508 Published January 1992 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
The Waimiri Atroari are a Carib-speaking tribe of Amazonian Indians, whose population has declined since intensive contact with the outside world commenced in the 1970s. This is a study of their ethnobotany, with quantitative data for their use of the 214 tree and liana species in one hectare of terra firme forest. Seven principal plant use categories are discussed: food, technology, medicine, construction, fuel, ritual and commerce; and plant-use data are presented for over 300 species, together with information regarding their distribution and ecology.
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