Lost Cities of The Amazon By Nikita Gordon History 27 Pre Euro Latin America
Spanish Conquistadors• 500 years ago the Spanish Conquistadors traveled to the Amazon in pursuit of Gold and Silver.• They traveled from the Pacific to find a legendary city named El Dorado• No treasures were ever found, but long lived stories of amazing, cities, villages and towns deep in the jungle.
Lt. Colonel Percey Fawcett• Lieutenant Fawcett was apart of a elite society called the Royal Geographic Society.• Newspaper readers all over the world followed his work.• Some called him the real life Indiana Jones• He began his quest in 1906 to the Amazon and mysteriously disappeared in 1925.• The last decedents to see him alive were known as the Kuikuro Tribe.
Marajo• Marajo is an island located at the mouth of the Amazon.• Man made hills were built for heavy flooding and also burial sites.• Historical artifacts such as Potsherds were found on this island and indicated when pieced together, that 500 years ago a settled society was living in the Amazon.• These beautiful Ceramic Pots were made for secondary burial.
Marajo cont…• The pots heldthe remains ofTribal membersAfter theyPassed on.
Manaus• Known to be the heart of the Brazilian Rainforest.• The main port of the Amazon BasinBest market for goods.
Upper Xingu River (Shen-gu)Still under Indigenous control.
Cuiaba• Also under indigenous control and still isolated until this day.• Village of The Kuikuro people.• Homes sleep 15 to 20 people in one.• Known as the City hidden in the jungle.