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American Indian Researchers launch project with Quechua peoples near Pisaq, Peru

The young son of Lucio Illa Mesa of Chawaytiri, Peru, in front of sacred llama paintings on a tambo, one of the many rest stops or way stations along the Inka road. This photo was taken by staff from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, who have recently launched a research and documentary partnership with traditional Quechua authorities in the Andean villages near Pisaq, Peru. To learn more read the blog about their work.  (Photo by Kevin Cartwright)

The young son of Lucio Illa Mesa of Chawaytiri, Peru, rests in front of sacred llama paintings on a tambo, one of the many rest stops along the Inka road. This photo was recently taken by staff from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, who have launched a research and documentary partnership with traditional Quechua authorities in the Andean villages near Pisaq, Peru. To learn more read the blog entry  “Andean Journal: Along the Inka Road.” (Photo by Lucia Abramovich)

 

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