Category Archives: Latin America

Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside.

Rio de la Plata. Argentina. Costume. Traditional dress.

Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside.

Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside. Argentina.

AMÉRIQUE, Femme de la campagne. Rio de la Plata – environ de Buenos Aires, Montévidéo.
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Maxuruna. Brazilian indigenous tribesman.

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Maxuruna. A Brazil indigenous tribesman of the Matis indians, known as Jaguar people.

Maxuruna. Peruvian indigenous tribesman.

From the journey undertaken by the author with Johann Baptist Ritter von Spix (1781-1826), between 1817 and 1820. South America, 19th century.

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Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru.

Francisco Pizarro. Spanish conquistador. Inka Peru

Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador

Pizarro before Charles V.

Francisco Pizarro, the conquerer of Peru, was born in Spain about 1475. In 1522 he became a captain, and organized an expedition to explore and conquer the country south of Darien. His first effort was a failure, but his success was greater in 1526. Still, he was not satisfied, and it was only after visiting Spain to state his case and to display his trophies to the king, that he optioned means to collect a large force. He conquered Peru, obtained the Inca`s treasure as a ransom and then murdered him. In 1541 Pizarro was assassinated by some of his followers.

From: Character sketches of romance, fiction and the drama by Rev. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, 1892. A revised American edition of the readers handbook. Edited by Marion Harland.