Chachi

Introduction

The Indigenous Chachi originally lived in Ecuador’s highlands, but in the face of the Incan and Spanish conquistadors, they fled to the Pacific Coast.

Though the Chachi have faced a great deal of pressure from modern Ecuador to assimilate, many still maintain a traditional way of life. And three particular communities, found in the buffer zone of the Cotacachi-Cayapas National Park, are payed to act as rainforest guardians to ensure that the environmental integrity of their area is maintained.

With notes from Terralingua

 
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