Shaping Territories

Painting by Brazilian artist Juan Leon Palliere (1865) of gauchos roasting food and drinking maté.
From: Bonifacio Carril, El gaucho a través de la iconografia (Buenos Aires: Emecé Editores, 1978).

The Guarani territory—spanning four countries—has been shaped by many factors, including culture, language, war, the Jesuit presence and even yerba mate.