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In 1860, which French adventurer declared himself ruler of a kingdom in the Chilean-Argentine border area, which at that time was the territory of the still independent Mapuche Indians?

Question #148467. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated May 15 2021.
Originally posted May 15 2021 2:40 PM.

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It was French attorney Antoine de Tounens who declared himself King of Araucania and Patagonia, and he had the backing of at least some of the Mapuche lonkos.


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link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Araucan%C3%ADa_and_Patagonia

May 15 2021, 2:47 PM
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