History, Education, and “Mapuche Terrorist Conflict” in Chile


In August 2015, a telephone rings in the history department of an elite high school in Santiago, Chile. After several unanswered calls, Marcela, one of the history teachers, finally picks up the phone. It only takes us a few minutes to convince her to participate in a program on conflict resolution that the authors of this article designed to educate the misinformed Chilean upper class about the so-called “Mapuche terrorist conflict” in the Araucanía Region of southern Chile.

Cristobal Madero
Daniel Cano
Publication date: 
September 29, 2017
Publication type: 
Blog Entry