The houses are of split bamboo and palm-thatch, often hid in a plantation of yuca and plantain.
It is then dried and roasted in the same way as the other yuca.
Equally important are maize and yuca.14 The latter is used for making bread.
There is no bread on the Napo; the nearest approach to flour is yuca starch.
A patch of yuca once planted will need but the most trifling attention for years.
The yuca is the beet-like root of a little tree about ten feet high.
After our long days work we had fish and yuca, and water to which had been added a little raw cane sugar.
Finally the trail ended in a long, dark tunnel, larger and higher than the one through which they had passed on the way to yuca.
We suspect he has capacities outside of his cornfield and yuca patch, but to this point in the record before us he gives no clue.
The only beverage of the Huitotos is the cahuana, a preparation of yuca and the pulp of a forest fruit known as the aguaje.