Monday, January 17, 2005

Argentina, The Pampas

The Pampas region was originally inhabited by Indians such as the Querand�, who reportedly did not practice agriculture but were fishers and hunters who used bolas for entangling fleet-footed guanacos and rheas. Fierce attacks by the Querand� forced Spanish settlers in Buenos Aires to flee upriver to Asunci�n in 1541. After Buenos Aires reemerged in 1580, the Spanish showed

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