COLOMBIA: The Indian-Hunters

The invitation was as irresistible as it was unexpected to the 18 nomadic Cuiba Indians who had been wandering the llanos, the vast prairies that stretch from the Andes to the Orinoco River. A group of Colombian cowboys rode up and invited the Indians to their ranch where two women cooks had prepared an alluring alfresco buffet of meat, rice, vegetables and fruit. Hardly had the Indians started eating when the cowboys' range boss, Luis Enrique Morín, gave a signal by rapping on the ranch house door. His men burst out, shooting with pistols, slashing with machetes and bashing...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!