Araucano Indians playing hockey, Chile, 1820-1821.

Araucano Indians playing hockey, Chile, 1820-1821.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

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Araucanos 'playing at pelican, or bandy-ball [a now obsolete variant of hockey], and another looking on. All are dresed in the ancient costumes of Chile.' Illustration from 'Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821' by Peter Schmidtmeyer, published in London in 1824.

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