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either side of the equator. In the northern section of the coast
valleys, a distinct race of people was established under the
dominion ot the Chimu, developing an independent civilization. All
these nationalities were eventually absorbed in the empire of the
Incas. It will, therefore, be the most convenient plan to notice
the traditions of the rise and progress of Inca power; and such
knowledge as we possess of the other races can be passed in review
as they in turn succumbed to the absorbing or conquering forces of
the Incas. First, however, it will conduce to a clearer
comprehension of the history, if we consider the character and
extent of Inca civilization. In the valley of the Vilcainayu, to
the south of Cuzco, there was a place called "Paccari-tampu," or
"Tampu-tocco," the one name meaning "the abode of dawn," and the
other "'the abode with windows or apertures." It is related that
four brothers, with their four sisters, came forth from the
apertures of the dawn, and that they were children of the Sun. They
advanced northward. One was scaled up in a cave by reason of the
jealousy of his brethren. Another was turned into stone on a hill
called Huanacauri which became one of the most sacred spots in Inca
mythology. Manco Capac, the surviving brother, with his sister wife
Mama Ocllo Huaco, and his son Sinchi Rocca, advanced to Cuzco and
established the seat of his government there. The place was already
occupied by the Allcovisa tribe, but the Incas and Allcovisas
appear to have divided the land, and to have lived peaceably, side
by side, for four generations. Manco Capac and his two immediate
successors, Sinchi Rocca and Lloqui Yupanqui were fully occupied in
consolidating the small dominion around Cuzco, andin establishing
their kindred on the newly acquired lands. Unde...
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