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The horse marking of Malacara, John Daniel Evans's horse, c.1880's

The horse marking of Malacara, John Daniel Evans's horse, c.1880's Malacara was a horse which gained a place in the history of the Welsh settlement in Patagonia when he saved the life of his owner, John Daniel Evans. In March 1884, as John Evans returned home after leading an exploratory trip in search for gold, he and another three Welshmen were attacked by a group of indigenous people. The three others were killed but John Daniel Evans managed to escape when his horse Malacara jumped to safety down a steep incline. Malacara died in 1909, at the age of 31. John Evans buried the horse at Trevelin in a grave bearing the inscription "Aquí yacen los restos de mi caballo Malacara que me salvó la vida en el ataque de los indios en el Valle de los Mártires 4-3-84 al regresarme de la cordillera R.I.P. John Daniel Evans" (Here lie the remains of my horse Malacara, who saved my life in the Indian attack in the Valley of the Martyrs 4-3-84 when returning from the mountains).

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