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ASUR: An Experiment in Ethnodevelopment in Bolivia

The Inka Empire posted the ancestors of the Jalq'a and the Tarabuquenos, originally from several different ethnic groups, to the Andean region in present-day Bolivia to secure its southern border. The Spanish conquest, which reached the Andes in 1539, destroyed political structures, took land and liberty from indigenous populations, and altered Indian ethnic identities even further.

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