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A True and Sad Story about Fuegia Basket and Captain Fitzroy

... From the very beginning the hostage operation went wrong. Late at night Fitzroy’s sailors surrounded the village, where the girl Yokcushlu lived. Quietly they sneaked to the dark wigwams when suddenly a dog began barking. Many years later Charles Darwin was to write in his The Origin of Species , “We see the value set on animals even by the barbarians of Tierra del Fuego, by their killing and devouring their old women, in times of death, as of less value than their dogs.” And indeed, both ...

Modified: 30.01.2006
Robert Fitzroy , Fitzroy , Beagle , Darwin , Tierra del Fuego , Fuegians
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