These Andean tribes known as Children of the Sun were widely spread throughout South America. They were mainly farmers who learned how to exploit the land wisely. In the valley of Cuzco the capital of the empire, these tribes cultivated maize, squash and pepper; in high lands the puna, for instance, they grew quinoa and potato; and in the low lands, they planted cotton, cassava, bean and coca the most sacred plant of the Andes. Increases in agricultural production were achieved through the construction of large-scale terracing and irrigation systems, thus expanding the amount of tillable land. Their view of the world reflected their well-organized society and sense of totality. The Inca empire came to an end with the Spanish invasion in 1527. This book includes, among other stories, Viracocha y sus dos creaciones, and Los hermanos Ayar abandonan sus ventanas. Profusely illustrated, this work gives a historical, social, cultural and updated account on this community. Likewise, it includ
|Title:||Leyendas, Mitos, Cuentos Y? Incas||Publisher:||Topeka Bindery|
|Author:||Fernando Cordova, Huadi|
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