The native Mapuche Indian civilization as well as other smaller Indian tribes like the Aymara, Atacameno, Cuncos, Chonos and Quechua Indians have existed in this land known as Chile for thousands of years.
In the moonlight, billowy smoke could be seen from the Mapuche Indian campsite. Everyone was tired and fast asleep. Deep into the night, Currarehue stood alone on the hill overlooking the forest. He was filled with troubled thoughts. The thought of Spanish conquistadores coming to conquer his native Araucania pierced his heart. As he watched over his sleeping men, only one thing was clear on his mind: `Tomorrow, we must drive them away from our homeland?e must!’
Currarehue was a fierce, independent Mapuche Indian chief-a great warrior and master bowman. He and other Mapuche Indian chiefs had just successfully led their people against the invading Incas of Peru only to lead them again against these new European invaders.
Currarehue was a fierce, independent Mapuche Indian chief-a great warrior and master bowman.