Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jivaroan people

"The Jivaroan people were the only indigenous people known to have revolted against the Spanish Empire successfully and deny all attempts by the Spaniards to conquer them. For example, in 1599 the Jivaro led a raid on two Spanish settlements, killing 25,000 white people in the process. When provoked by Spaniards the Jivaroan people retaliated without hesitation and in full force. Enraged by taxes on gold, the Jivaro people laid waste to the settlement of Logrono and in the process killed its governor by pouring molten gold down his throat until his bowels burst. All remaining people were killed mercilessly except young women that could be of use, they were forced to join the clan.[10]" from Jivaroan people

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