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Quilmes, Tucumán, Argentina

One hundred and thirty years of defiance and bravery ...
Overcome by hunger, many of them thrown themselves and their sons from the hill,
not to be captured.. the 2,000 survivors "were lead" on foot through 1600 km
to a reservation ("reducción") 17 km south of Buenos Aires.
There, some of them died infected by diseases unknown at their valleys,
some due to the laziness of those who had conquered them.. due to abandonment.
But the city established later there at that reduction,
the city were I was born and live, was named Quilmes..
the name of the heroic natives, and not the one of their conquerors.

Nikon D40x
1/250s f/6.3 at 18.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 28-Nov-2008 15:52
Gracias por las fotos y por los comentarios. Todos los habitantes de este país deberíamos conocer más de nuestra historia. Muchas Gracias.

Jorge Rossin
borisalex28-Nov-2008 10:42
Desde una estrella al titilar...
Me hará señales de acudir,
por una luz de eternidad
cuando me llame, voy a ir.
A preguntarle, por ese niño
que con su muerte, lo perdí,
que con "Nonino" se me fue...
Cuando me diga, ven aquí...
Renaceré... Porque...

from Adiós Nonino by Piazzolla
Roman Solovjev26-Nov-2008 18:19
like lines on the palm
plexus fate..............
Hernan E. Enriquez26-Nov-2008 02:15
Imprecionante y emocionante! Gracias por lo instructivo de esto!
Bill Robinson26-Nov-2008 02:09
A story of tragedy and defiance !
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