Chile ~ Trumpulo Chico | Mapuche head ornament; Wool, ostrich feathers | ca. 1975 | This headdress is worn during the Choyke Purun, or Ostrich Dance, during the Ngillatun (Pleading Ceremony) and Machitun (Healing Ceremony).

Mapuche head ornament - Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York

Mapuche Machi’s kultrung (shaman’s drum) ca. 1920 Chile Horsehide, wood, horsehair, paint

Mapuche Machi’s kultrung (shaman’s drum) ca. 18 x 47 cm. Exchange with the Museo Nacional de História Natural during the Thea Heye Chile Expedition led by Samuel K.

2009. Movilización Mapuche

Mapuche: Defining ‘Forests’ Matters for Indigenous People