They also performed a series of dance rituals and prayers around the bodies. This sect was persecuted and exterminated by the British conquerors during the 19th century. As everyone can verify historically, they have been an example of the preservation of the customs and traditions of all ethnic groups wherever they had power. Victorian double standards will be.
In the “new world” of the Americas, the Spaniards of the sixteenth century seemed to distinguish two classes of indigenous people. The peaceful ones or “the good savage”, not aggressive, whom they considered without religion and observed them innocent because they showed their nakedness, which they considered a symbol of purity and devoid of vices of civilization (we could find some parallels with the Rosseau’s “Good Savage” theory and his social contract of the citizen with the State two hundred years earlier). And those who did not allow themselves to be dominated, “the wild evil”, defined as idolaters and anthropophagous. From the multitude of narrations compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún on the customs of the Mexica, we will put a striking example. Sacrifices to a god called Tlaloc who were offered a large number of slaves and captives by raising them to a stone altar. Described with his words: “(…) they threw them on her and took five of them, two by the legs, two by the arms and one by the head, and then the priest who was to kill him would come and beat him with both hands with a stone of flint, made in the manner of the ancon of the breasts, and by the ahugero that he made, he put his hand into it, and tore out the heart, and then offered it to the Sun; put it in a jar. After having taken out their hearts, and having poured the blood into a gourd (container) which the lord of the dead himself received, they threw the body down the steps. From there they took some old men, called Quaquilli, and took him to his chapel where they tore him apart and gave him food. ” (Again the triple death and beyond the seas?) Although there seems to be archaeological evidence of these events, it must be remembered that the sources are native elders who sit down to explain the sacrificial battles to Fray Bernardino. It is a document called “General History of the things of New Spain” made to justify the evangelization and suppression of any hint of the ancient customs of those soulless savages. It is not bad to remember Adan of Bremen and his distorted documents.