QUICHUA , aSouth
See also:Indian tribe and stock, the ruling
See also:people of
See also:Peru when the Spaniards arrived . The Quichuan stock then included the Quichuas proper and the many vassal tribes of the
See also:empire of Peru . To-
See also:day it numbers some three millions . The
See also:modern Quichuas aver-age a height' of 5 ft. to 5 ft . 6 in . They are of slender build, but with well proportioned
See also:muscular limbs, and are capable of enduring
See also:great fatigue . Their complexions are of a fresh
See also:colour, the skin very smooth and soft, beardless, hair straight and black, the
See also:nose aquiline . They are skilful farmers and herdsmen .
JULES ETIENNE JOSEPH QUICHERAT (1814-1882)
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