The delta channels of the Mira are navigable, being tributary to the Colombian port of Tumaco.
Observing that the Spaniards attached great value to pearls, Tumaco ordered some of his men to prepare to dive for some.
Tumaco, following the example of his colleagues, took up arms; but his resistance was equally vain.
Balboa was delighted with the presents he had received, and Tumaco was satisfied to have cemented the alliance.
Tumaco was wanted, and the envoys of Chiapes urged him to come back without fear, but neither promises nor threats moved him.