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Indian Tribes and Languages of the Andes
This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Andean Indian tribes.
Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous nation of South America that is not currently
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Andean Culture Area
Tribes of the Andean Culture Group
Recommended books about Native American tribes of the Andes:
The Languages of the Andes:
Great overview of the Native American language families of the Andean region.
Creating Context in Andean Cultures:
Anthropological linguistics text on the languages and world-views of Andean Indian tribes.
'Tambo: Life in an Andean Village:
Memoirs of an artist's experiences in a rural Andean community.
Pre-columbian history of the Indian civilizations of the Andes.
Andean Art, Landscape, and Society:
Anthropology book on the artistic and material culture of the Andean tribes.
Andean Archaeology, North and South:
Anthropology book on regional differences within the Andean culture area.
History of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire and its effects on Andean Indians to the present day.
Andean Awakening: An Inca Guide to Mystical Peru:
Book exploring ancient Andean spiritual traditions.
The Andean Codex: Adventures and Initiations Among the Peruvian Shamans:
Another book on shamanism in the Peruvian Andes.
The Inca Empire and Its Andean Origins:
Historical overview of the Nazca, Chinchorro, and other ancestors of the Incas.
Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals:
Book on the weaving and culture of the Quechua and other Andean peoples.
Signs of the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records:
Book on the decipherment of Incan quipu weavings.
Chavin and the Origin of Andean Civilization Tiwanaku:
Two good books on prehistoric Andean societies.
Other resources about American Indian history and civilization in the Andean mountain range:
Five Dimensions of Andean Culture:
Articles on Quechua, Aymara, and other Andean Indian cultures.
Language Map of the Andes (in Spanish) Indigenous Languages of Peru:
Language maps of the Andean region.
Encyclopedia articles on the Indian tribes of the Andes.
Andean Textiles in Historical Perspective:
Information and photographs on Andean Indian clothing and textile arts.
Cultures of the Andes:
Photo gallery and traditional music of Andean Indian people.
Flute Music of the Andes Traditional Andean Folk Songs Andean Legacy:
Three good collections of Quechua, Aymara, and other indigenous Andean music.
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