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|The First Man and Animals.|
|1. Primitive State||126|
|2. The Monkey's Exploit||127|
|4. End of Primitive State||133|
|II.||HISTORICAL AND WARLIKE LEGENDS||135|
|Their War with the Caribs.|
|1. First Inroad of the Caribs||135|
|2. The Surprise on the Cuyuni||137|
|3. Siege of the Fortified House||138|
|1. The Aged Friends||141|
|2. The Massacre and the Pursuit||143|
|3. The Duel||146|
|4. Blood Feuds and Dispersion||151|
|Blood Revenge (1)||155|
|Blood Revenge (2)||158|
The settlements of the Acawoio clans extend from the vicinity of Mount Romima eastward to the Berbice, and to the Orinoco on the north.
Closely connccted with them—in langunge, and probably in origin—are their neighbours, the Macusis and Aracunas, with their various branches and subdivisions.
Of the history of those races we know very little beyond what their family traditions may supply. Schomburgk thought that the Macusis formerly lived on the Orinoco. He states also, on historic evidence, that the Arecunas formerly dwelt on the Uaupes, or Ucayari, a tributary of the Rio Negro. All beyond is enveloped in the mist of ages.