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The Sauasera were an ethnic group who lived in the area around Cuzco , Peru since prehistoric times . They settled at what is now the Sonto Domingo monastery . It was probably a small group of arable farmers whose fields were close to where they lived. The Sauasera were threatened by the Inca during their campaign of conquest. They brought in a leader from another local group called Copalimayta to help. The Inca defeated him and took his land from him.