The art of being Diaguita

The Norte Chico today: Diaguita, in their own way

In one way or another, many inhabitants of Chile’s Norte Chico continue to express today what it means to “be Diaguita”. The videos in this room explore a number of these 21st-century Diaguita identitities.

“Excerpt from “Ternura”, by G. Mistral”

Where the accorn grew,
the growing wheat.
And, instead of vicunas,
young bulls atop one another.
Back to your Pachacamac!
A pointless return.
Mad, new-born Indian.
Oh losely bird!”

Gabriela Mistral: Tenderness, 1924.

Traducción Armando Uribe