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ZAPATA S, Claudia. Atacameños y aymaras: El desafío de la "verdad histórica". Estud. atacam. [online]. 2004, n.27, pp. 169-187. ISSN 0718-1043.

This paper analyzes the presence of Atacameños and Aymaras in Chile's Historical Truth and New Deal Commission, answering questions concerning how these peoples relate to the topic of History and how they resolve the challenge of presenting a historical version of their own. The first part is a synthesis of the chronological relationship between the Chilean State and indigenous populations in Northern Chile. The second part renders the analysis of the documents that were presented in representation of the Atacameños and Aymara in this Commission, which were elaborated by leaders and members of indigenous organizations along with non-indigenous professionals and intellectuals. Our approach is centered on a view of History as a political tool, and in the attempts agents make to position themselves in it, with the tensions and contradictions this effort implies

Palabras clave : identity; discourse; History; memory.

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