The Valleys of Tucumán

Amaicha del Valle, Argentina — December 2011

The Quilmes were an indigenous tribe that settled in the valleys of Tucumán. They were able to resist the Inca invasions and held out against the Spaniards for over one hundred years. When they were eventually defeated in 1667, the Spanish invaders made them relocate to a place near Buenos Aires, forcing them to make the 1500km journey on foot. Only very few of them survived.