José Santos Quilapán[1] or simply Quilapán (Mapudungun: Külapang) was a Mapuche chief active in the Mapuche resistance to the Occupation of Araucanía (1861–1883). He was the main chief of the Arribanos and inherited his charge as chief from his father Mañil.

José Santos Quilapán
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Portrait of Quoilapán c. 1870
Preceded byMañil
Personal details
Died1875 or 1876
Military service
Battles/warsOccupation of Araucanía


  1. ^ "Cacique Quilapán". 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.