Suriname Maroons Making A Dugout Canoe – Video

When it comes to traversing the rivers and rapids in the Amazon jungles there is no better or more robust mode of transportation than the dugout canoe.

For the maroons and the indians, the dugout has been the primary mode of transportation for centuries.

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Here you can see the process of making a dugout canoe. Continue reading

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Life Of The Saamaka Maroons in 1928, Suriname – Rare Film

This a rare film of a small group of Saamaka maroons from 1928, Suriname.

This was a silent film which was re-edited in 2010 by Doing. It is narrated by modern day Saamaka maroons.

This film provides a look into village life as it was then

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