Native South American Indians


Who are these aboriginals? They are the original peoples that lived in predominantly the Amazon basin. These indigenous people are mainly the Inca, Mayan and Aztec Natives of South America, and parts of Mexico. They were heavily assimilated by the Spanish and Portuguese that today make up the majority of the population. This assimilation was in the form of colonization and as in North America was not initiated but imposed.  

The Inca, Mayan and Aztec communities were developed and described as consisting as empires. This demonstrates the sophistication of their leadership, communities, technologies, and domiciles. Today there are many artifacts and building ruins that testify to their legacy of highly developed lifestyles. 

Article by CherokeeCloud

Written October 13, 2006

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