The hobby photographer Gerhard Weber, who took these pictures of the life of the Mapuche, has been in Chile for over 30 years. He was until his retirement staff of Mission Unida which cares for the natives. Gerhard Weber was head of the mission station for 12 years. To the mission station, located near the city center, the girls boarding school "Chantumay" (means in the language of the Mapuche: Thank you). There live students from rural areas during the week, which makes a shorter journey to the universities possible.