Activity background Mapuche--student version

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This Activity is designed to provide you with some background on the  Mapuche  people  who are referred to in the first episode of  Sol y Viento Paso 1. Your instructor will assign each student to group 1, 2, 3, or 4 and indicate where each  group should gather in the classroom. Group 1 will read the first reading, “BACKGROUND”,  Group 2 “PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE”, etc. Choose one member to read the section out loud to the  group.  (Readings adapted from  http://www.mapuchenation.org/english/main/feature/m_nation.htm ) 1. BACKGROUND.  The Mapuche are the "people of the land", Mapu means land and che  means people. They are also known as  Araucanos , a name given to them by the Spanish  colonialists. Before the " huincas " (Spanish) arrived in 1541, the Mapuche, who numbered one  and half to two million, were the original inhabitants of the Southern Cone of the continent in a  region which today covers half of Chile and half of Argentina. The Mapuche nation was  comprised of both sedentary and nomadic communities: hunters and gatherers, shepherds,  farmers and fishermen. They lived in small family groups known as lof, which were under the 
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