Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890.  Traiguen, Araucania

Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890. Traiguen, Araucania

Isla de Pascua | Rapa Nui, Tapati Festival

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Mapuche  --Un madre con un nino de mapuche.

themosthorror: ““Have you seen my son?” the woman frantically asked the old lady across the street. “No, sorry dear” the old woman replied.” the woman asked the local police officer, more terrified this time “No, I’m sorry.

Mapuche elder in Chile

Mapuche Indigenous of Chile call on the government to apologize for crimes of the past

Danza isla de Pascua

Olot conmemora los 30 años de hermanamiento con Hanga Roa, Isla de Pascua

Onas. Sur de Chile

The Selk'nam, also known as the Ona, lived in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina including the Tierra del Fuego islands.

Espuelas usadas por los huasos chilenos

Espuelas usadas por los huasos chilenos

En términos muy generales, las características más evidente de la cultura rural Mapuche son las Siguientes: El profundo sentimiento de apego a la tierra y al medio ambiente (Mapudungum es, su lengua, "mapuche" significa "gente de la tierra"). La palabra mapu o tierra es esencial en el contexto cultural Mapuche ya que está Íntimamente Ligada A UNA dimensión sobrenatural y sagrada.

The Mapuche people is one of the many native groups living in Chile.

El Huaso Chileno.

"Señora Maria Vial de Prieto petting gaucho's horse "Prique," in a wheat field in Chile". Note: Although this photo's Library of Congress record says it is a gaucho, it is actually a huaso -- the term "gaucho" is not used in Chile.

Isla de Pascua, Chile

The Rapa Nui people are Polynesians, but Chile claims sovereignty over the distant island.

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