Major themes covered: explorer Armand Denis visits Colorado Indians as well as Indians of Peru and Bolivia
Native activities shown:
Native language spoken:
Establishing shot: elephants at the Griffith Park Zoo, Los Angeles
Named locations: Griffith Park Zoo (00:4); San Clemente, CA (multiple times early in film); Lima, Peru (5:00); the Puna (7:00); Lake Titicaca (8:40); Cuzco (11:30); Machu Picchu (11:47); the Andes (throughout).
Establishing shot: Starts in the middle of a shot of Mochica and Nazca highlighted on a topographic map. First live-action shot is a long shot of Machu Picchu peak in clouds. Tilts down to Machu Picchu city settlement.