Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

WSRP Research Associate 1998-1999

Research project

Healers of the Cinnamon Tree, Priestesses of the Moon: Women's Spiritual Empowerment Among the Chilean Mapuche

Using ethnographic and ethnohistorical data, a study of the predominance of Mapuche women as machis (shaman/healers) in Chile's south central valleys as Mapuche society is assimilated into the Chilean state.


HDS 3715: Native and Latina Women and Religion (Spring 1999)


Shamans of the Foye Tree: Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
University of Texas Press, 2006