Negro superstition

Negro superstition

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Caption: Negro superstition, The text states '...a kind of ordeal in use among the Negroes, for extorting a confession of guilt from persons suspected of theft or other crime'. 'The injured party communicates his suspicions to the Dadie (as the reputed sorcerer is called). The Dadie conducts a trial with the use of a band made out of a branch of shrub, which is passed around the neck of the supposed culprit, who is then called upon to clear himself by oath of the imputed crime. The Dadie tightens the band if he thinks the accused is guilty. Image taken from West India Scenery, with illustrations of negro character, the process of making sugar, &c, from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad. Plates, with

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