Foundation of Santiago

Despite the failure of Diego de Almagro's expedition to subdue Chile, Pedro de Valdivia was determined to establish a presence. The local population destroyed its crops and livestock to hinder the Spanish attempt. But Pedro de Valdivia was able to import food into the highly defendable Santiago. However, the Spanish still found it difficult to penetrate into the southern tip of Chile due to sustained resistance there.

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