Article ID: CBB714153328

Knowledge and Circulation of Plants: Unveiling the Participation of Amazonian Indigenous Peoples in the Construction of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Botany (2021)

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This article gives visibility to Amazonian indigenous peoples in the global process of plant circulation and associated knowledge. The first part highlights the indigenous role in cultivating and collecting native plants, and in the processing of natural products over the second half of the eighteenth century. The second part shows that these activities were influenced by internal colonial dynamics, as well as by international relations. The case of the ayapana herb is analysed in detail. This plant became known worldwide at the beginning of the nineteenth century thanks to the interactions among indigenous knowledge, Portuguese colonial politics and the performance of military and naturalists of different nationalities. Examples like this show that, in the process of building botany, which occurred concurrently with the globalization of plants, indigenous peoples provided not only specimens that circulated around the world, but also knowledge related to cultivation, transportation and uses.

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Authors & Contributors
Silva, Clarete Paranhos da
Figueirôa, Silvia Fernanda de Mendonça
Pataca, Ermelinda Moutinho
Lopes, Maria Margaret
Wegner, Robert
Costa, Kelerson Semerene
Journals
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Filosofia e História da Biologia
Journal of Literature and Science
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Perspectives on Science
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
University of Calgary Press
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Rutgers University
Northwestern University
The University of North Carolina Press
Concepts
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Portugal, colonies
Colonialism
Botany
Natural history
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
People
Feijó, João da Silva
João Daniel
Cipriano de São José, Frei
Brandão, Ambrósio Fernandes,
Andrada e Silva, Martim Francisco Ribeiro de
Porsild, Alf Erling
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
16th century
Enlightenment
Places
Brazil
Amazon River Region (South America)
Europe
Africa
South America
Canada
Institutions
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
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