Prepared by: Dr. J.H.Gage
Materials taken from courtesy of Supplement to the National Geographic, March 1982, Page 284A, Vol.161, No.3-INDIANS OF SOUTH AMERICA
A girl of the proud BARIS backpacks a harvest of manioc.
Painting from a photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie.
Ceremonial headdresses crowned tall BORORO men, whose territory once spanned some 100,000 square miles of Mato Grosso savanna.
Painting from a photograph by Andi, The World of Man, vol.12, Fratelli Fabbri Editori
Skilled stalkers of game and of white settlers who trespassed on their territory, the BOTOCUDOS, marked by lip and ear disks, resisted incursions for 300 years.
Painting from photographs by Harold Schultz

CALCHAQUI plaques of high copper content bronze cast in molds were made by a people also accomplished in warfare.
Painting from a photograph, Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Llama herders living in sod houses, Chipayas escaped subjugation when Inca armies bypassed their desolate high plain.
Painting from a photograph by Loren McIntyre
Living in the hottest part of the, the CHAMACOCOS planted few crops.  As did nearby groups, they removed facial hair, believing, for example, that eyebrows diminished sight needed to find such foods as honey. CHAMACOCOS
Painting from a photograph, National Antropological Archieves, Smithsonian Institute
Painting from photographs by Loren McIntyre

The COLLAS mastered the technique of lashing bundles of hollow reeds to make boats for travel on Lake Titicaca.  They joined a revolt against the early Inca Empire and were crushed, increasing the awe and terror in which the Incas were held.

Body painting and elaborate silver jewelry adorned the CHOCOS of western Colombia for ceremonial occasions

Painting from a photograph by Richard H. Stewart