History of Iguazu(Reads: 3442, since 22-Oct-2008)
Some 10,000 years ago the area around Iguazu Falls was inhabited by hunter-gatherers of the Eldoradense culture, who were succeeded by the Guarani thousands of years later, who proceeded to introduce new methods of agriculture. The first European to visit the area was Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1542. He was followed by Jesuit missionaries in the early 1600s, who arrived from Spain and Portugal to convert the Guarani to Catholicism.
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