People of Mapuche

People of Mapuche

Here are few interesting facts about the Mapuche that Iamd discussing in greater details in my other blog posts: Dating back 12,000 years to the beginning of their culture, the Mapuche language, Mapudungu, still has approximately 20,000 people who speak it. A number of academics have also agreed that it is absolutely unrelated to any other language. Being a very religious population, the Mapuche perceive life as a spiritual fight…

Fighting history of Mapuche

Fighting history of Mapuche

There were three different groups that were trying to conquer Mapuche. The first one was Inca, who did conquer Northern Chile between the 12th and 14th century. The Mapuche sent them packing though, which has started the warrior tradition. The latter one led to prestige, wealth and polygamy. After that, Spaniards came in 1530s. Their guides were Inca. There were two attempts before they actually managed to conquer the Mapuche.…