Panning for Gold
Filling wooden saucer with dirt
Gold washes down the river and stored along banks.
Fill wooden saucer with water
Swirl to eliminate mud and bring larger rocks to top.
Wooden saucer hand made from Mahogany.
panning for Gold
The locals do this until they have enough gold from several months of living.
Welcoming crew, the girls stuck this boy out front while they hid behind him.
Getting more adventurous
No smile since missing two front teeth.
Finally not hiding behind palm leaves.
Overseeing the crew
Tiyu Yacu Tribe
Guide shows us the blow gun and darts.
Bottom dart, guide's... Kill shot, Dan's. Must be the Cherokee in him.
Roger gives it a blow
Face Painting Indian Style
Achiote fruit used for painting
Baby wrap makes it easy to carry and feed him.
Linda with her face painted Kichwa style, using achiote, a local plant.
Achiote was cracked open, stired with a stick, then applied to the face and lips.
Flat Stanley for Nancy's grandkids to follow her travels.
Pots flamed over hot coals
Start by making a basic bowl shape