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VA - Music of the Jívaro of Ecuador (1973)


"The rugged, forested hills of the eastern slopes of the Andes have long constituted one of the last great sanctuaries of American Indian groups relatively independent of white domination. Of these groups, probably none has been more prominent than the Jívaro of eastern Ecuador who, at present, number approximately 15,000 persons. For almost four centuries the Jívaro successfully resisted attempts by would-be conquerors to settle permanently in their territory despite the fact that they occupy one of the richest regions of placer gold deposits in South America..." (folkways)

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