The Indians were Araucanians
from the south of Chile; several hundreds in number, and highly disciplined.
Travelling north and south opens us to the land, from Atacama desert 1600 miles down to Pablo's Araucanian
Temuco birthplace, the great lakes and volcanos, Puerto Montt, Chiloe Island.
Dillehay's multifarious other contributions to South American archaeology--ranging from the earliest evidence for the peopling of the continent to recent Araucanian
ethnology--are already enough to embarrass most of his fellow Andeanists.
Man was dust, earthen vase, on eyelid of tremulous loam, the shape of clay he was Carib jug, Chibcha stone, imperial cup or Araucanian
These are lighter portrayals, tinged with melancholy, with the white-haired Araucanian
Indian goalkeeper in Soriano's "The Longest Penalty Ever" wondering if one heroic exploit qualifies a person for recognition and love.
It is not surprising that this should have been the case with the Incas or even the Aztecs, but few historians have observed the widespread invocations of Araucanian
heroes during the independence wars that occurred even in Peru, the epicentre of "Incanesque" rhetoric.
With regard to the passage in which the Araucanian
magician Fiton reveals to the narrator a transatlantic prophecy of the Spanish naval victory at Lepanto (already fulfilled by the time of Ercilla's composition), Fuchs adds another dimension to David Quint's "brilliantly layered" interpretation of the passage's ambivalence regarding empire and conquest: its betrayal of Spain's sense of vulnerability to an Islamic threat (44-45).
There is no 'stout Cortes' fighting waves of Aztec warriors in Tlateloco; no George Armstrong Custer ranged against the might of the Sioux nation; no Araucanian
warriors capturing the cream of the Spanish Army in Chile and putting them to death and no Zulu impis at Isandhlwana, soundly defeating the best the British Army could throw against them.
Take the case of Alonso de Ercilla's epic La Araucana, in which the Spaniard Ercilla seeks the counsel of an Araucanian
(Amerindian) magician to prophesy about events in Europe.
Monuments, empires, and resistance: the Araucanian
polity and ritual narratives.
Eventually, as Hayley recorded, the cruel Valdivia (the Spanish governor) was killed in battle by Lautaro, an Araucanian
whom the Spanish had brought up as a page boy and who had reverted to his native loyalty.
Count Fernand de Montessus de Ballore, founding director of the Chilean Seismological Service, was also a student of Araucanian