Quebracho colorado, native to the Chaco plain , has a known history, closely linked to the economic tragedies of our country . During much of the twentieth century, an English company called La Forestal developed a prolific structure : more than 40 villages and thousands of kilometres of railway. But when they finished their work in the 1960s, they abandoned everything . Worst, deforestation: 90% of the mountain chaco disappeared forever. The powerful red quebracho, practically extinct.
Already in the popular imaginary of the inhabitants of the region, there was a traditional legend behind the quebracho colorado. According to this story, there was a chieftain of the Quichua tribe named Anka. He was the head of this tribe and lived next to his son Puca-Sonko, who was proud to be a very brave young man who loved nature. This tribe was responsible for hunting the jaguar, deer and quirquincho. Without a doubt, this kind of healthy life and in permanent contact with nature provided them with strength, dexterity and skill. They were also engaged in agriculture and fisheries . However, one day, peace and tranquility were disturbed.
Rumors came to the tribe that armies of viracochas were approaching for the purpose of conquering those lands . Chief Anka regretted that his son was still too young to fight. He invited him the same, to help in the resistance and in the fight, because he was very brave. So they all took their arms and shields, and without hesitation went out to fight the viracochas. As they knew the jungle well, they were able to overcome them , certainly being in permanent contact with nature saved them.
Strength and fidelity
Anka got old, got sick and died . This tragedy accelerated the growth of Puca-Sonko . Because of his father's death, he must have taken over the tribe with everything that entails for a young man. In fact, it would not be long for him to face real challenges.
It was a year until rumors came that the Spaniards were going to invade all their lands. Without hesitation, the tribe went out into the woods, to face the enemy. The Spaniards possessed weapons they had never seen each other. Nonetheless, the indigenous people went out with faith and courage to the battlefield.
A few hours passed and the indigenous women began to look for the young Puca-Sonko. Sadly, they found him dead, near a huge tree . His spilled blood , oddly enough, was absorbed by the base of the tree , which began to turn red. This is the mythological origin of the faithful, strong and suffered quebracho colorado.
Argentino, nacido en la ciudad de Santa Fe. Licenciado en Comunicación Social, especializado y apasionado por la redacción. Amante de las canciones, los idiomas y la interculturalidad. Me gusta emocionarme con un lindo texto y dejarme sorprender como un niño. Juego a que soy escritor y músico.