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Travels with TooyHistory, Memory, and the African American Imagination$
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Richard Price

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226680583

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001

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Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001

(p.146) Palimpsests 1604/1837/1841/1863/2001
Travels with Tooy
University of Chicago Press

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

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