Marie Michael Library
Where Land is Life
For the indigenous people of Peru's altiplano, the rugged land around Lake Titicaca is more than soil. In spite of centuries of conquest and exploitation, the Quechua and Ay-mara peoples have held on to the concept of the Pacha Mama--Mother Earth. Now they are reclaiming the land as their birthright. They are also rediscovering the traditional methods of agriculture that once made this region the breadbasket of Peru.