The European Who Became King of the Amazonian Headhunters

The first Caucasian not killed by the Jibaros tribes became the king of thousands

King Alfonso I of the Amazon Photo source: Quora

Ildefonso Graña Cortizo, better known as Alfonso Graña, was the first white man to meet the infamous headhunting Jibaros tribes and live. Not only was he not killed immediately, but he ended up as the king of the Jibaro (or Jivaro)

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Jason Ward

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Freelance Writer, Author, Journalist for 30 years. Mostly lives in Asia. www.jasonwardwriter.com, thewordofward@gmail.com Top writer in History and Culture.

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