Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

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).

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

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

Mapuche machis, 1903,  A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina. Machis play significant roles in Mapuche religion. Women are more commonly machis than men.

Mapuche machis, 1903, A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina. Machis play significant roles in Mapuche religion. Women are more commonly machis than men.


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Chile | Little Mapuche dressed up for a tribal gathering. Near Temuco | © Victor Englebert

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