With members in more than 20 countries around the world, the North American Araucanian Royalist Society (NAARS) is the world's leading source of reliable English-language information about the history of the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia and the current operations of the Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia. 

The Kingdom was founded in the southern portion of South America by the Mapuche people who hoped to protect their ancestral territories from the encroachment of European settlers invading from the Republics of Argentina and Chile.  In 1860, at a traditional parliament of Mapuche leaders, Orelie-Antoine de Tounens was elected King and a constitutional monarchy was established.   The people hoped the international community would recognize them as a sovereign state and help them secure their borders.

In 1862, however, troops from Chile invaded Araucania and captured the king.  In time, all of the Mapuche territory was conquered by the Republics of Chile and Argentina.  Today, the Mapuche people are entirely subjugated by the European invaders of their territory.  Royal House lives on, however, as a testimony to natural sovereignty of the Mapuche nation, of their desire for self-determination, and of their demand for a respect for human rights within the republics which currently control their territory.

The Steel Crownthe official journal of NAARS, publishes information on the history of the Kingdom and the current activities of the Royal House. Much of this information comes from difficult-to-locate historical resources in a variety of languages.  Other information comes from regular contact with key members of the Royal House.

The NAARS, which was founded in New York City in 1995, hosts events in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Pittsburgh.  These dinners and concerts are designed to draw attention to the history of the Kingdom and to educate the public about the current situation of the Mapuche  people.

Join the NAARS and join the many people around the globe who support the aspirations of the Mapuche people and who keep up to date on what's happening in their struggle for self-determination.  You can find complete information on how to join the NAARS on our Membership page.

Top photo: Teresa Paillahueque, recipient of the Mapuche Warriors Medal; Domingo Paine, Councilor of the Kingdom; Prince Frederic Luz of Araucania; and Count Reynaldo Mariqueo of Lul-lul Mawidha, Councilor of the Kingdom.  Photo taken on March 24, 2018 at the Cercle National des Armees in Paris, France, by DR.

Bottom photo: Prince Frederic listens as Teresa Paillahueque delivers a speech about the Mapuche situation in the Republic of Chile.  Photo taken March 24, 2018, at the Cercle National des Armees in Paris, France, by DR.

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