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In prehispanic times they settled down in the region human diverse groups dedicated to the agriculture, the hunt and the trade; among them they highlighted the tumpis (S. XV), big navigators of the coast Peruvian and skilled teachers in the art of the one carved and the creation of diverse pieces elaborated with Spondylus (Spondyillus princeps) (mollusk of valves very appreciated in the Andean region), donkey (Concholapas peruviana) paw and other mollusks. According to the history, the tumpis was annexed Tahuantinsuyo during the government of Huayna Cápac.

In 1532, when the Spaniards to Francisco's control Pizarro disembarked for the first time in the port The Firewood - I Mat Chepa (today Beautiful Beach), they met with a strong resistance on the part of the tumpis in the combat of the Swamps. Before leaving, Francisco Pizarro placed a cross like symbol of the Christianity, fact that he/she gave the name to the current creek Cruz.

Source: http://www.meridianotravel.com/TI-tumbes.htm

Authentic Cruz of the Conquest made with cocobolo wood is in the National Museum of History of Free Town, taken by the president Brown José. In the creek Cruz, is from May of 1945 a replica, to remember the place where Pizarro disembarked. Some historians assure that the conqueror wanted perennizar that momentous act of stepping Peruvian earth; but the columnist Antonio of Herrera, expressed that Cruz was planted in front of the building-housing of an Indian main huascarista that had cooperated with Pizarro and he wanted it turns free of lootings and insults of the soldiery, to what the conqueror consented.

Source http://es.geocities.com / piuraylaconquista / tumbes_antigua.htm



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