The author has carried out research at the Spanish Ministry of Culture
and at the Naval Archives in Madrid; as well as at the Archive of the
Indies in Seville; and at the Natural History Museum in Paris. Based
in Frutillar in Chilean Patagonia, the author has spent a great deal of
time studying and analyzing sources and this book is the fruit of six
years of historical research on Patagonia, carried out in the Americas
and Europe. The book covers the history of the region from discovery up
to the European Conquest of the Patagonian region between the 16th and
19th centuries