Peru’s Shipibo also build agricultural terraces
The homeland of the Shipibo is one of forest covered mountains, fast running rivers and many waterfalls. It is quite conceivable that after fleeing oppression in Peru, and a long sea voyage northward that they would have gravitated to a similar landscape. As can be seen in the video at the end of the previous article, the Shipibo, Conibo and Kashibo also preferred to locate their villages next to shoals on rivers . . . just like the Apalache in the Southeast.
The Shipibo still build and maintain terraces for farming their mountainous territory. This can be seen in the background of the video frame above. In fact, these terraces are quite similar to those on slopes of Track Rock Gap in Georgia.
In all the Panoan languages, the word for a village chief is orata. It may be recalled that this term was frequently used when Captain Juan Pardo explored the Carolinas and Georgia between 1567 and 1569. Many of the village names in South Carolina that were recorded by Pardo’s adjutant, Juan dela Bandera, can be translated with a Panoan dictionary, but appear to have no meaning in Muskogee-Creek.
The Itsa Mayas were not ethnic Mayas. They immigrated into the Chiapas Highlands from the south then because dominated by first, the Totonacs and later, the Lowland Mayas. Despite being immersed within several Mexican languages, the Itza still manage to speak several of thier aboriginal words,
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