from GoldLybrary Website
In the World Explorers Club magazine,
David Hatcher Childress has added a
photographic section on Father Crespi at the end of the 'Metal Library of
Salesian Padre Carlos Crespi Croci, born in Italy in 1891, dedicated his life to Ecuador from 1923 to 1982.
Educator, anthropologist, botanist, artist, explorer, cinematographer, humanitarian and musician, his unfathomable wealth of talents and benevolence served and illuminated rich and poor alike, in recognition of which an impressive sculpture to his memory was erected in Cuenca, his adopted city, by an adoring populace.
After meeting Padre Crespi (see photo) in 1975-76, presbyterian-raised Stan Hall declared to a friend,
Hall with Padre Crespi,
A Tribute to Padre Crespi - Born a Saint
The Shuar-Achuar population of Ecuador numbers 70,000 over 400 communities. They are called ‘Invincibles’ because neither Incas nor Conquistadores could dominate them.
In the 1990s Stan Hall, an ‘Honorario Vitalicio’ and International Representative of the Shuar Federation, mediated the release of an Ecuadorian Atomic Energy delegation taken prisoner because it arrived in a Shuar community unannounced. The only words the Shuar associated with Atomic Energy were ‘Hiroshima’ and ‘Nagasaki’.
After consulting specialized geologists Hall convinced Shuar and Achuar representatives in Quito that uranium deposits in their territory were negligible and of no commercial value.
they left by unknown civilizations?