Indian LautaroLautaro el Indio (the Indian Lautaro) (1535-1557) was an Inca Indian leader from Chile. Lautaro opposed Spain's efforts to conquer Chile and Peru.
Lautaro around 1553 or 1554 led his Indian army to the capture and killing of Pedro de Valdivia. The exact date of this event is disputed, however, it is generally believed that it was in either one of those years.
Lautaro eventually died, along with most members of the Inca army that he led, in a 1557 confrontation with Spanish soldiers. However, his legend lived on, as he became a folk hero in many parts of Latin America and many books and paintings about him were produced.