The scattered Indian tribes of the Atlantic forest zone of Costa Rica
are grouped together in a single family under the name of Talamanca.
Their numbers, greatly reduced in recent years, are now estimated at
about 3,000. They made such a stubborn resistance against their Spanish
conquerors that history records them as having fought "with greater
valour than any other nation of the Indies"
Capital of the Inca empire, Cuzco's streets are trodden still by
Indians in whose veins run Inca blood. Of refined features and often
of light-coloured skins, they regard the Spanish-speaking peoples as
interlopers and intruders