An Expedition to the Ranquel Indians: Excursion a los indios ranqueles Lucio victorio mansilla’s Una excursión a los indios ranquelesfirst appeared in La. Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Spanish. About the Author. Lucio Victorio Mansilla ( – ) fue un general de división del Ejército Argentino, así. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: A visit to the Ranquel Indians: (una excursión a los indios ranqueles) / Lucio V. Mansilla ; translated by Eva Gillies.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This Argentine literary classic, one of the most subtle and perceptive commentaries ever written about life on the frontier, appeared in print initially in rajqueles form.
Later published as a book, Una excursion a los indios ranqueles constitutes one of the few literary works that presents a vivid and testimonial account of a peaceful encounter between the native inhabitants This Argentine literary classic, one of the most subtle and perceptive commentaries ever excursioh about life on the frontier, appeared in print initially in serial form.
Later published as a book, Una excursion a los indios ranqueles constitutes one of the few literary works that presents a vivid and testimonial account of a peaceful encounter between the native inhabitants of the South and those who consider themselves to be representatives of European civilization and of the Argentina of the future.
Una excursión a los indios ranqueles
Esteemed for its humor and excrsion originality, Lucio V. Mansilla’s Una excursion a los indios ranqueles is comparable to Sarmiento’s Facundo and the two complement each other. Mansilla’s book offers penetrating observations about the fundamental aspects of the confrontation between “civilization and barbarism,” as well as about immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, private property ownership and land tenure.
Juan Manuel de Rosas had dominated a large part of the country between and and despite having led successful expeditions against the indigenous frontier populations, the situation of the “Indian question” after his fall from power was a problematic one.
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Inafter a peace treaty was signed, Mansilla was sent to the tense frontier zone on a fact-finding mission. Colonel Mansilla, an experienced and cultured aristocrat, as well as a nephew of Rosas’ which he wrote “Rozaswas an exception in his era for his advocacy of an open dialogue as the best solution for the “Indian problem. During the trip Mansilla wrote a series of letters to a friend which were later published in La Tribuna of Buenos Aires.
His detailed observations offer, besides a sharp-eyed and amusing commentary, quantities of ethnographic information, particularly valuable since shortly after that the majority of indigenous people in the south of Argentina were exterminated or assimilated.
This book, as well as his participation in political and social events, established Lucio V. Mansilla as one of the dominating figures of the “Generation of ,” which is so important in the literary and intellectual development of modern Argentina. This edition, by Saul Sosnowski, is an updated version of the text published by Biblioteca Ayacucho into which he has added many very useful footnotes that aid in fuller comprehension of the text.
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