Narrated by Carlos Quilaqueo, a native Mapuche, this text is the most complete collection and first direct transcription of Mapuche oral histories, myths, and legends. This book presents a collection of stories, myths and legends of the Laguna Blanca in Neuquen, Argentina. The storyteller, Carlos Quilaqueo, a Mapuche inhabitant of the region, shares his knowledge of the plants, animals, places, the history and the imaginary shared and passed orally from his ancestors to him and his contemporaries. The stories were compared to other Mapuche and Tehuelche stories principally, and analyzed for symbolic meaning.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd