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Embera' IndigenousVillage
   
Indians at this settlement of Embera' are a nomadic tribe called the "Keepers of the Rainforest". They strive to preserve their heritage and love to share their traditional techniques of home building and handicrafts, such as basket weaving and tagua carvings. Visitors and the need to go into the City occasionally has changed their daily dress to that which is more acceptable, to visitors. Botanical doctors and shaman are part of their culture. NASA had some of their soldiers trained by them in a "Jungle Camp". They speak their own language which the children learn at home and Spanish in their school. They are truly a warm and friendly people.
 

 

 

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Our "leader" Patrick
Squatter's Homes with dish only for phone access

 

 

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Concrete Factory owns property where squatters live
Non native grass for erosion is very invasive

 

 

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Houses with two dishes (one for phone and one for Internet) - -wire fence says the property is owned not squatters

 

 

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New Visitor Center (YEA!! Toilets)
Water Storage

 

 

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Sour Cane Plant
Embera' Indians waiting for us

 

 

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Chagres River
Silver band on wrist indicates from prestigious family

 

 

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Boarding the dugout canoes
Young Indian boy

 

 

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Rainforest water feeding the river

 

 

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Using a machete to cut down the growth
Embera' Village

 

 

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View from the village to the river

 

 

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View of a small outlet on the other side of the river
Village sign
   
   
   
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