História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
PASSETTI, Gabriel. Argentinean native-american confederations in action: politics, commerce and territories (1852-1859). História [online]. 2009, vol.28, n.2, pp.107-142. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742009000200006.
Argentina was divided, between 1852 and 1859 in two political groups: the Province of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Confederation. Strong native-american confederations from the pampas, the Andes and Patagonia, arose interested in political autonomy, deffence of territories and commerce. They dealed with the criollos, evaluated their project for the nation and joined those who recognized them as political and military allies. Active members of the Argentinean politics in that time, they re-conquered lands and offered intense resistances to the criollos.
Keywords : Argentina; Native-american politic struggle; Juan Calfucurá.