The Chiquitanos and the Company Men
Altar and "proscenium," San Rafael

The Chiquitanos and the Company Men

Religious orders like the Dominicans and Franciscans arrived soon after Spanish soldiers spread across western South America in the early 1500s. They came to convert the indigenous from their heathen religion to Christianity and serve…

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Honing a world: the Inca rise and fall
Replica of Inca cosmology on gold breastplate

Honing a world: the Inca rise and fall

(NOTE: This articles is longer than our usual, but the impressive Inca history and culture merit the length...and more.) In 1532, the Spaniards arrived in Peru with hundreds of soldiers. They soon destroyed a sophisticated…

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