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September 9, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
The Declaration of Independence wasn't the first New World document to express frustration with European rule. In 1585, a native Andean began writing an illustrated letter to the king of Spain criticizing the brutality and incompetence of the conquistadors. One drawing in the letter shows a Spanish horseman trampling an Andean who lies moaning on the ground. Guaman Poma de Ayala spent 30 years working on his letter, which grew to 1,188 pages.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992 | WILLSON CUMMER
The Declaration of Independence wasn't the first New World document to express frustration with European rule. In 1585, a native Andean began writing an illustrated letter to the king of Spain criticizing the brutality and incompetence of the conquistadors. One drawing in the letter shows a Spanish horseman trampling an Andean who lies moaning on the ground. Guaman Poma de Ayala spent 30 years working on his letter, which grew to 1,188 pages.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001
South America is a continent of marvels, mysteries and magic: the amazing diversity of plant and animal life found in the Amazon rain forest and the Galapagos Islands, the fascinating traces of past civilizations such as the Incan stronghold at Machu Picchu and Easter Island's massive stone figures, and the unique form of storytelling called magic realism, which combines the commonplace with the fantastic and surreal.
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