Mapuche Lof Cayún 

Some 130 years ago, the Mapuche Cayún lof — the indigenous term for ‘community’ — fled towards the province of Neuquén at the Argentine border with Chile. Like hundreds of other Native Communities in Argentina, they were dispossessed of their lands by a military operation called the “Conquest of the Desert''. La Piedra de Trompul (Trompul's Stone), an area surrounded by national forests in the basin of lake Lácar, became their new home. Today, between 80 and 90 people survive at this place more than 1,000 meters above sea level, where winters constantly threaten to destroy harvests or to isolate families for weeks.

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