Venacio Coñoepán

Venacio Coñoepán or simply Coñoepán was a Mapuche chief active in the Mapuche resistance to the Occupation of Araucanía (1861-1883). At the founding of Temuco in 1881 in the northern shores of Cautín River Venacio Coñoepán and other chiefs from Choll-Choll met with minister Manuel Recabarren and asked him to not advance further.[1] Later in the same year Venacio Coñoepán headed a parliament that united different Mapuche factions against Chile.[2]

Venacio Coñoepán


  1. ^ Bengoa 2000, p. 281.
  2. ^ Bengoa 2000, p. 287.


  • Bengoa, José (2000). Historia del pueblo mapuche: Siglos XIX y XX (Seventh ed.). LOM Ediciones. ISBN 956-282-232-X.