Mama Chira (or How to Negotiate with an Emperor)

A long time ago, in the 1400s in fact, in a land we now call Peru, the leader of Cusco began to conquer other Indigenous groups in the vicinity. Little by little the Inca Empire was created and with it, the leader of Cusco became a mighty emperor. The meaning behind his name, Pachakutik (pa cha COO teeq), reflected his power: The Earth Shaker. This mighty leader had a mighty principal wife too- Anawarki (or Anahuarque).



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