American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
de la Araucania, a Mapuche woman prepares a cup of maté a herb
tea over an open wood fire in her ruca, the family home. Her loom for weaving
is behind. The Mapuche population numbers about 350,000. Most speak Spanish but
they also have their own language, Mapudungu. Some live on reservations,
others in urban centres such as Santiago and Temuco.