Luis E. Valcarcel: Indigenista, Historian, Ethnologist, and Peruvian Leader

The “Memoirs” of Luis E. Valcarcel (edited by Jose Matos Mar, Jose Luis Renique and EIU professor Jose R. Deustua) were published in 1981. Valcarcel was a leading “Indigenista” in 20th century Peru. He wrote profusely and was twice Minister of Education and Culture in reformist governments dealing with questions such as bilingual education and the promotion of Quechua and Aymara cultures in Peru. The publisher (the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos) has now released a free, e-copy of the book. You can access it at