American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
The Chipaya of the province of Carangas to the west of Oruro are one of the least
known tribes in the Andes mountains. They speak their own language, they have
customs that differ from their neighbours, the Aymara, and their original housing
was very distinctive. Chipaya houses were round and built of slabs of saline turf
and finished with a domed roof thatched with tough grasses from nearby punas -
high altitude grasslands. Children beside a Chipaya house 1963.