Spanish and Portuguese South America During the Colonial Period Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...was more capable of doing so; but he had to do with VOL. IL L an invincible people. Their love of their country has probably never been exceeded, and was so strong that life had no charm for them beyond the limits of Araiicania. All prisoners were after a time deported by Laso to Peru. "When they came in sight of land they threw themselves overboard, in the hope of swimming ashore, and many succeeded in this manner in effecting their escape. Even from Callao many escaped, following, with incredible fatigue, the immense line of coast which separated them from their native country. The court of Spain, owing to the long duration of the war and the great losses on their side, declined to retain Laso any longer in command, and appointed as his successor Don Francisco Zuniga, to whom was reserved the honour of concluding peace. Zuniga arrived in Chili in 1630, and sought a personal conference with Linco-pichion, the Toqui of the Araucanians. On the 6th of 1641. January of the following year a solemn treaty was concluded, putting a period to a war which had lasted for ninety years. The Marquis de Baydes was attended by ten thousand persons to the village of Quillin in Piiren, the place fixed for the ratification; whilst Lincopichiou came at the head of four hereditary Toguis and a large number of Ulmenes. The ratification was celebrated by a three days' festival on either side, all prisoners being released. Amongst the clauses of the treaty was one by which the Araucanians engaged not to permit the landing of any strangers upon their coast, nor to furnish such with supplies, and the prudence of this clause was not long in being made apparent. Three years previously the Dutch had made a second fruitless attempt to form an alliance with the Araucanians....
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