Abstract and Keywords
The eastern Inca frontier represented a formidable challenge to the empire’s hegemonic interests. Ethnohistoric accounts report how the rulers Tupac Inca Yupanqui and his son Huayna Capac constructed a number of frontier fortifications, and many frustrated Inca attempts to conquer the forest and its elusive inhabitants. The relations that the Inca empire maintained with the myriad of eastern tropical groups were complex and varied. This chapter is dedicated to evaluating the kinds of those relations the Inca maintained with some of these southern polities like the Yampara. It also explores the singular encounter between the Inca and the intruding Guaraní-Chiriguano tropical tribes along the southern Inca frontier, and its effects on the indigenous population dynamics.
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