Edge of Poverty
Item# ib-4

Year Photographed: 1993

Origin: Peru

Native Language: Quechua / Spanish

When Inca Emperor Mancos' rebellion resulted in the killing of two Spanish encomenderos the Christian Spaniards sent a calvary force under the command of Captain Francisco de Chavez to exact retribution. He and his calvary spent three months burning homes, setting fires to fields, and slashing and spearing people. They made no distinction between killing men, women, or children. Chavez is said to have killed more than six hundred children under the age of three.