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HUAMBISAS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 844 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HUAMBISAS, a tribe of South American Indians on the upper Maranon and Santiago. rivers, Peru. In 1841 they drove all the civilized Indians from the neighbouring missions. In 1843 they killed all the inhabitants of the village of Santa Teresa, between the mouths of the Santiago and Morona. They are fair-skinned and bearded, sharing with the Jeveros a descent from the Spanish women captured by their Indian ancestors at the sack of Sevilla del Oro in 1599.
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