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Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-068
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... Tío is the name given to the numerous rough statues of the Devil that protect veins of minerals in strategic places in the mineshafts. The tío is always found sitting wrapped in streamers and confetti, with horns on his head and a big, erect penis. Miners sit with him during rest periods and...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... highland mining camps were cemeteries full of men who aged and died prematurely, whose bodies were poisoned, and whose labor enriched New York and London more than it did their own homeland. Tío is the name given to the numerous rough statues of the Devil that protect veins of minerals in strategic...
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By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
Book Chapter

By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... from soaked cassava, has been common in the region since the time of Atlantic slavery; Jan Vansina, The Tio Kingdom of Middle Congo, 1880–1892. 25. Durbecq and de Laveleye, “Rapport,” Relégations, no. 47, gg 16.105. 26. “Poisoned stakes” were still in use in the 1920s; Shaw, “Force Publique...