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History

The Sutagaos people were the native settlers of the zone where today Fusagasugá is located. This community doesn’t have its own studies due to the precariousness of archaeological evidence, however it’s possible to affirm that it belonged to the linguistic family of the chibchas and their religious, social and politic practices were very basic and similar to the Muiscas tribe. In reference to the products extracted in the zone where the Sutagaos were located, it is necessary to mention the honey, coke and leather articles which they used to increase the market and supply the main needs of the Muiscas. The Sutagaos were of medium height and adored the same muiscas gods. This community had a leader called “Cacique” who managed the daily activities. This charge was inherited to the elder son of the cacique’s elder sister (which has been determined maternal line); when this person doesn’t exist, they selected one of greater qualities for that position within a group called the “Principals” This society was situated in the place occupied today by the towns of Fusagasugá, Arbelaez, Pandi, San Bernardo, Cabrera, Venecia and Melgar. On the other hand, it is important to highlight that the most usual food in this community was the corn and the fruits of the place.