Map of the 1833 desert campaign

Yanquetruz (or Llanquetruz) (died 1838) was a famous Ranquel warrior who fought the Europeans in the pampas of what is now Argentina in the early nineteenth century.

- Yanquetruz

Their leader at that time was Yanquetruz, and they put up a skilled defense, making good use of the desert terrain.

- Ranquel

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Indians attacking Argentine soldiers (gauchos from the militia)

Desert Campaign (1833–1834)

Military campaign in Argentina led by Juan Manuel de Rosas against the indigenous people of the southern Pampas and northern Patagonia.

Military campaign in Argentina led by Juan Manuel de Rosas against the indigenous people of the southern Pampas and northern Patagonia.

Indians attacking Argentine soldiers (gauchos from the militia)
Map of Campaign Operations

Ruiz Huidobro, under the command of Facundo Quiroga, faced the Ranqueles in San Luis and Córdoba.

The Ranquels were led by the famous warrior Yanquetruz, skilled in hit and run tactics.