Wednesday, February 11th - This morning we begin our day with a morning boat ride to visit a small village of Yagua Indians. Fortunately we have a guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans. Acutally it was the Yagua Indians that gave the Amazon river their name. When the Spanish explorers came, they met angry Yagua warriors wearing grass skirts - but because of their dress the Spaniards the men were mistaken for women. The Spaniards named the river after the Greek tribe-like women warriors - Amazons. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts. I hear there is going to be a blowgun demonstration. The Yagua elders still use them for hunting. I'll be sure to stand out of the way. In the afternoon, we will walk to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community.