Monday, August 31, 2015

San Francisco de Icho, Chocó

Received from: Colombia
Category: From a friend
Date: August 2015

In prehistoric times the Chocó rainforest served as a major barrier isolating the Mesoamerican and Andean civilisations, and the extremely humid climate also failed to attract the Spanish colonists. The region was eventually granted by the Emberá Indians to the Franciscan order in 1648, but subsequent attacks by hostile tribes meant attempts at settlement were abandoned, only to be established again six years later.

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