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Collapse vs. Progress: Do people still live on Easter Island? Long
Transcript of Collapse vs. Progress: Do people still live on Easter Island? Long
Ph.D. Candidate/Centennial Scholar/Outreach Facilitator/
Anthropology Museum Docent - University of Queensland -
School of Social Science (Archaeology)
Instructor - College of DuPage - Department of Anthropology
27 09’ S 109 26’ W
Biological DNA (Humans/Animals/Plants)
Socio-political organization (Mana/Tapu)
Song and dance (Haka)
Easter Island - Rapa Nui
- Te Pito ote Henua
A living culture!
Rapa Nui looks forward!
Tapati & Indigenous Renaissance
LAN Chile Monopoly 1967-Today
Chilean citizenship for RAPANUI!
Civil Rights Movement and the Easter Island Law 16641 1966
Chile and Easter Island Tourism
110 Rapanui in 1877
Creation of the National Park 1935
Education, linguistic nationalism and the silence of Reo Rapanui
Annexation by Chile 1888
Land and a School….
BUT NO RIGHTS!
Law 3.220 1917
Atrocities of the 1800’s
Moai & Ahu
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Metraux "one of the most hideous atrocities committed by white men in the South Seas"
Conflict is a response to ongoing state failures to reduce Chilean migration to the island, to reconstitute hua'ai lands, and to establish real autonomy for Rapa Nui
Do people still live on Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Painting by Hodges 1774
Whalers and kidnappers
Ecocide or Ethnocide?
Mata’a: Evidence of War?
Little Ice Age
Environmental Disasters and Events?
Movement to S.America
Settlement Pattern Change
Collapse vs. Progress:
Population 5,800 (2012)
60% RN ancestry
49% in Chile
28% in Santiago
What does current
Less than 2% in
Plant residue, no blood
Used throughout timeline
Used throughout timeline
The World on Rapa Nui,
Rapanui in the World
Rapa Nui Network