Monumento al Indio Tehuelche

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Monumento al Indio Tehuelche

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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,402 contributions
Impressive statue
Mar 2020 • Friends
We came across this statue when we did a long walk along the coast from where our cruise ship had docked. There are a number of monuments and statues along the way, this is probably the most impressive. I think it pictures one of the local Patagonians and he certainly is an imposing figure. We learnt that the locals aided a number of settlers from Wales, sheep farmers I think, who left Great Britain to make new lives for themselves here. This statue makes a good photograph and is one of the highlights on our walking tour.
Written April 15, 2020
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Peter G
Sandhurst, UK611 contributions
Tour Stop
Nov 2019
Stopped here for a photo opportunity while on the land train tour. was interesting to hear about the Welsh connection in this area and the help given by the local people hence the statue. A good place to stop for photos of the statue and thee area.
Written March 25, 2020
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,272 contributions
Photo Op
Jan 2020
During our tour we stopped for a quick photo opportunity. It is dedicated to the Patagonian Indians who helped the Welsh Pioneers when they arrived here.
Written January 25, 2020
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wacotom
Leander, TX1,067 contributions
Nice statue
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is one of those 5 - 10 minute stops for a quick picture and maybe an overview of the area. We cert6 would not put it as a go to must stop but if you are driving by OK for a quick stop.
Written December 7, 2019
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VAPilot
Vienna, VA424 contributions
A scenic spot for a photo of the monument and the bay
Oct 2019
A great spot to stop and take a picture of the bay and the monument to the local Patagonian Indians who helped the original Welsh settlers of the Valdes peninsula.
Written November 20, 2019
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DPNA
Acapulco, Mexico317 contributions
Okay
Jan 2019 • Couples
Just another statue. It is around the bay. I guess it is meaningful for the people, but to us no big deal.
Written April 15, 2019
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lobstaluva
Springfield, MA645 contributions
Simple Statue, Deep Meaning
Mar 2019 • Couples
In the early 1800s the pampas and Patagonia were desolate lands inhabited by the indigenous Tehuelche. Argentina wanted to claim the land before Chile could, and under Julio Roca mass genocide of over 15,000 was committed. The intent was to clear the land in order to establish colonies and farming.

Meanwhile, the Welsh were feeling persecuted and emigrated in order to preserve their language and culture. They fled to Patagonia in 1865 where they were welcomed. (Some towns have retained the Welsh culture today....Puerto Madryn, Gaiman.) The persecuted Tehuelche helped the Welsh get established and they maintained a good relationship. This simple statue is to commemorate that critical relationship.

The statue sits at a great vantage point for nice views and photo ops.
Written April 15, 2019
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HeinBloed
Lindenfels, Germany12,278 contributions
A very nice observation point: Punta Cuevas
Jan 2019 • Friends
We had the luck that our tour guide Juan Carlos of All Peninsula Valdes was a wildlife freak and he has native Indian roots. So we were told a lot of the background of the Indian life before and now.
Written March 16, 2019
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
As much the walk as the statue
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is quite an impressive statue on a headland at the edge of the bay. It is worth a look, but for me the walk around the bay was as pleasurable as the statue itself.
Written November 8, 2018
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Geraint87
Cardiff, UK59 contributions
Monument of native indian
Jun 2018
Very impressive statue, dedicated to native indian who helped the first Welsh settlers, there is a story of Ann Humphreys who on landing presented her newborn child to the Indians to hold , as a sign of friendship who had come down to the beach to see the settlers
Written October 14, 2018
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