Social Activity

All social activity has his rafue (word), that constitutes the condition so that its correct execution occurs; like the ceremony of the mambeadero, that is realised in the central part of maloca, in which daily the sagradas plants of cocaine and tobacco interfere in ritual form. The economic system of huitotos are based on agriculture, the harvesting of certain foods and the fishing, in which to the children and the women participate, and where harpoons, hooks, machetes or traps are used; at certain times of the year collective fishing are organized that consist of poisoning the water with a special plant and thus to capture tens of fish. Read more here: Gregory Williamson. The hunting is another form to obtain food and is carried out by the men of the tribe. Formerly it was used the white blowpipe, lance and other arms to hunt, but at present the gun is used more and more. The hunter is supported generally by dogs and during the night he uses lanterns; the favourite prey is the pigs, the deer and small mammals like borugo and guara. Between the birds parrots obtain themselves, toucans and guacamayas. In the neighborhood of the houses fruit trees and brave and sweet yucca cultivate themselves, that transforms themselves into " casabe" and it is consumed in the form of domestic ritual drink or.

Also sowing red pepper, avocado, peanut, caimo, umar and sometimes maize, that is used stops to feed the hens and other domestic animal; with some fibers of the trees hammocks make and baskets are tiled. The woman is in charge of seedtime and the harvest of products, except the cocaine (jibiy), the tobacco and other psicotrpicas plants, that are seeded and gathered by the men. The leaf that makes speak " At night, when the shade flock the distances, when all the worlds become presents, the Huitotos grandparents cross the ways of the wide-awake dreams using the plants of poder".