Chile and the Indigenous Past

In Punta Arenas, I paid a visit to Maggiorino Borgatello Museum.  Fuegian indigenous peoples adapted to the harsh environment in Tierra del Fuego, pursuing a nomadic life on land and sea.  They survived for thousands of years, but have become almost extinct since the era of European contact.

Recreation of Fuegian indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples, the Chilean flag and missionaries

In Concepción, I took in a mural by muralist Jorge González Camarena entitled “The Presence of Latin America,” depicting the history of Chile and celebrating indigenous peoples.

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