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Quechua Culture and History

As a complement to our Quechua language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Quechua tribe and their society. Please note that Quechuas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Quechua history is interesting and important, but the Quechua Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Quechua Lifestyle and Tradition

Quechua Culture * Inca (Quechua) Tribe:
    Information on Quechua history and culture.
Quechua Culture:
    Several articles on Quechua history, family life, religion, and society.
Quechua Indians of Peru:
    Quechua culture and artistic traditions, with many photographs of Quechua weaving arts.
Inca Legends:
    Collection of Inca mythology and folktales.
Flags of Incan Peoples:
    Pictures and descriptions of Quechua and Aymara tribal flags.

History of the Inca Empire

Inca:
    Historical overview of the ancient Inca Empire.
Inca Archaeology:
    Photographs and computer reconstructions of ancient Inca sites.
Civilizations in America: Incas:
    Article on Inca culture and history.
Daily Life in the Inca Empire:
    Illustrated website for kids about the ancient Inca civilization.
Inca Religion:
    Online texts on Inca ceremonies, myths, and religious traditions..

Books for sale on the Quechua Indians

Indians of the Andes: Aymaras and Quechuas:
    Thorough ethnography of the Aymara and Quechua tribes.
Handbook of Inca Mythology:
    Book of Inca mythology, religious practices and oral traditions.
Andean Worlds:
    History of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire and its effects on the Quechua Indians today.
The Last Days of the Incas:
    Interesting and well-written depiction of the colonization of the Inca Empire.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Quechuas and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Quechuas * Quechua:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Quechua tribe.
   Los Quechua * Los indios kichwa * Los inga * La Cultura Quechua * Los Inca Quechua:
   Information about the Quechua tribes in Spanish.
   Inca Empire:
   Inca links.



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