The Indians were Araucanians
from the south of Chile; several hundreds in number, and highly disciplined.
TRANSLATION AND HEGEMONY: THE HISPANIC-MAPUCHE PARLEYS IN THE ARAUCANIAN
2015): The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Araucanian
This is also the theme of Alarcon's scene in the co-written play Algunas hazanas del marques de Canete: the conquistador and future viceroy Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza thwarts an assassination attempt and chooses to "obligar" his Araucanian
rival with gifts as part of his strategy of subduing the region.
He elaborated on this work in Monuments, empires, and resistance: The Araucanian
polity and ritual narrativesl (Dillehay 2007; see also Dillehay and Zabala 2013, Zabala et al.
Geographical truth of the wetlands in The Araucanian
of Alonso de Ercilla
The group of species known from Chile reaches the forest region of southern Chile, in the Araucanian
We had no inkling that so much of the work we were about to see would be heavily influenced by those people we'd previously known about only through Eduardo Galeano's masterpiece trilogy The Memory of Fire (which both of us had read)--in Galeano's pages, they were known by the now-pejorative term Araucanian
29) On colonial-indigenous relations along the Southern Andes, see Tom Dillehay and Jose Manuel Zavala, "Compromised Landscapes: The Proto-Panoptic Politics of Colonial Araucanian
and Spanish Parlamentos," Colonial Latin American Review 22 (2013): 319-43.
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.
The pre-Columbian Araucanian
chicken (Gallus inauris) of the Mapuche Indians.
22) "Imbunche refers to the Araucanian
Indian practice of sewing a baby's orifices shut, either to prevent the escape of evil from the body or to ward it off.