Lucha Mapuche

Lucha Mapuche

Todos tenemos sangre mapuche. Los pobres en las venas. Los ricos en las manos.

Todos tenemos sangre mapuche. Los pobres en las venas. Los ricos en las manos.

Mapuche woman, Temuco, Chile, 1990 by Marcelo Montecino, via Flickr

Mapuche woman, Temuco, Chile, 1990 by Marcelo Montecino, via Flickr

Valparaíso, Chile.    Remember October 2010 with Rafa & Osha

Valparaíso, Chile. Remember October 2010 with Rafa & Osha

Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.

Patagonia, Chile. The name Patagonia comes from the Spanish word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people that his expedition thought to be giants. The Patagons were actually Tehuelches with an average height of 5′11″ compared to the 5′1″ average for Spaniards of the time.

Crimson crags of Cerro Torre Mountain in Patagonia, Argenina/Chile • photo: Michael Anderson on Flickr

Crimson crags of Cerro Torre Mountain in Patagonia, Argenina/Chile • photo: Michael Anderson on Flickr

Santiago Cathedral, Santiago de Chile. Can't wait to spend Xmas in Chile with Emi!

Santiago Cathedral, Santiago de Chile. Can't wait to spend Xmas in Chile with Emi!

Valparaiso, Chile.  Went once for a day in high school but would love to go back for longer...

Valparaiso, Chile. Went once for a day in high school but would love to go back for longer...

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