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What were the native Americans of ancient Peru called? I thought they were Incas but my teacher says that the chief of the empire was called the Inca and the people were called something else but I don't know what.

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    Didn't we go through this last week? The chief of the Incan empire was Atahualpa. Pizarro captured Atahualpa and thus was able to conquer the Incas. The native Americans were pre-Colombian indians, many different tribes. Perhaps los quechuas were the ones your teacher was referring to as their language is still spoken in Peru.

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