Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Orejones, South American aborigines occupying an extensive territory in the Upper Amazon basin above Loreto, and1 in the lea (Putumayo) valley. They pierce the ears for' the insertion of large wooden plugs, by which the lobes are extended down 'to'the shoulders, whence their Spanish name, Orejones, meaning "Big Ears." They are at a very low level of 'Culture, of'Short stature, and weak constitution, going naked,' and living in low huts shaped like the roof of a house, and entered by means of a> trap which admits scarcely any light, but also helps to exclude the- flies which swarm in their watery woodlands.