The Bohanes lived on the banks of the Uruguay river from the Río Negro to the Quaraí River in what is modern-day Uruguay, near the modern border with Brazil. They were especially concentrated in the place of the modern reservoir of the Salto Grande Dam (which was not flooded at the time). According to some scholars, the tribe originated from the Entre Ríos Province in modern-day Argentina, and some of its members were active there regardless.
In 1715, a force of 1500 Spanish-allied Guaraní from the Yapeyú Jesuit reduction conducted a notable punitive reprisal raid on the Bohán, along with the Yaros and Charrúa. It was led by maestre de campo Francisco García Piedrabuena. They reached as far as the arroyo Ñancay. Written accounts of the expedition constitute some of the rare written materials on the Bohán and their lifestyle written at the time.
- This article incorporates text translated from the Spanish Wikipedia article Bohanes, licensed under cc-by-sa.
- Renzo Pi Hugarte (1969). "El Uruguay indígena" (PDF). Nuestra Tierra. Retrieved 12 May 2015. (in Spanish)
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