Mapuches fight for land rights on august 17, dozens of mapuche communities in southern chile united to form the mapuche territorial alliance to continue their struggle for political autonomy. The spanish took much of the land and gold away from the mapuches, yet because of their fierce resistance they managed to live in relative freedom from colonial involvement until the late 19th century. Working paper series 23 nuke mapuforlaget guerreras mapuche. Vielmehr sind sie opfer starker staatlicher repression. Simbolos mapuches y significados imagui simbologia.