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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 361 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEVEROS (JEBEROS, JIBAROS, JIVAROS Or GIVAROS), a tribe of South American Indians on the upper Maranon, Peru, where they wander in the forests. The tribe has many branches and there are frequent tribal wars, but they have always united against a common enemy. Juan de Velasco declares them to be faithful, noble and amiable. They are brave and warlike, and though upon the conquest of Peru they temporarily submitted, a general insurrection in 1599 won them back their liberty. Curious dried human heads, supposed to have been objects of worship, have been found among the Jeveros (see Ethnol. Soc. Trans. 1862, W. Bollaert).
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