. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. ARROWHEADS AND KNIFE, FOUND NEAR COLOHUAPI, CHUBUT. MR. E. M. SPROT) (NOW IN COLLECTION OF its fatal pleasures, he has no reason for forbidding himself an indulgence his animal nature craves. Since the day on which the Spanish adventurers first sighted the Patagonian coast, perhaps the one "event" in the history of the Indians may truly be said to be the introduction of horses into their land. Otherwise they seem to have altered little in their way of life. Magellan says they came down to the ship clad and shod in guanaco-skins ; the
RMPG246E. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. ARROWHEADS AND KNIFE, FOUND NEAR COLOHUAPI, CHUBUT. MR. E. M. SPROT) (NOW IN COLLECTION OF its fatal pleasures, he has no reason for forbidding himself an indulgence his animal nature craves. Since the day on which the Spanish adventurers first sighted the Patagonian coast, perhaps the one "event" in the history of the Indians may truly be said to be the introduction of horses into their land. Otherwise they seem to have altered little in their way of life. Magellan says they came down to the ship clad and shod in guanaco-skins ; the
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. ARROWHEADS AND KNIFE, FOUND NEAR COLOHUAPI, CHUBUT. MR. E. M. SPROT) (NOW IN COLLECTION OF its fatal pleasures, he has no reason for forbidding himself an indulgence his animal nature craves. Since the day on which the Spanish adventurers first sighted the Patagonian coast, perhaps the one "event" in the history of the Indians may truly be said to be the introduction of horses into their land. Otherwise they seem to have altered little in their way of life. Magellan says they came down to the ship clad and shod in guanaco-skins ; the
RMRD9N91. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. ARROWHEADS AND KNIFE, FOUND NEAR COLOHUAPI, CHUBUT. MR. E. M. SPROT) (NOW IN COLLECTION OF its fatal pleasures, he has no reason for forbidding himself an indulgence his animal nature craves. Since the day on which the Spanish adventurers first sighted the Patagonian coast, perhaps the one "event" in the history of the Indians may truly be said to be the introduction of horses into their land. Otherwise they seem to have altered little in their way of life. Magellan says they came down to the ship clad and shod in guanaco-skins ; the
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. INDIAN TOLDO CHAPTER VI MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE TEHUELCHES Indian method of curing measles—Driving out tlie devil—Magellan—Patagon— Long boots—Reports of travellers—One of the finest races in the world— Nomadic—Hunters—Decreasing in numbers—Introduction of horses—Bolas— No history—Keen bargainers but not progressive—Features—Good teeth— Women—Morality—Young and old women—Half-bloods—Paisanos—Reserved in character—Habits—Infants' heads bandaged—Dance—Wives bought— Price of a wife—Marriage ceremony—White man in ioldos—Bad influence— Connectio
RMPG2473. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. INDIAN TOLDO CHAPTER VI MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE TEHUELCHES Indian method of curing measles—Driving out tlie devil—Magellan—Patagon— Long boots—Reports of travellers—One of the finest races in the world— Nomadic—Hunters—Decreasing in numbers—Introduction of horses—Bolas— No history—Keen bargainers but not progressive—Features—Good teeth— Women—Morality—Young and old women—Half-bloods—Paisanos—Reserved in character—Habits—Infants' heads bandaged—Dance—Wives bought— Price of a wife—Marriage ceremony—White man in ioldos—Bad influence— Connectio
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. INDIAN TOLDO CHAPTER VI MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE TEHUELCHES Indian method of curing measles—Driving out tlie devil—Magellan—Patagon— Long boots—Reports of travellers—One of the finest races in the world— Nomadic—Hunters—Decreasing in numbers—Introduction of horses—Bolas— No history—Keen bargainers but not progressive—Features—Good teeth— Women—Morality—Young and old women—Half-bloods—Paisanos—Reserved in character—Habits—Infants' heads bandaged—Dance—Wives bought— Price of a wife—Marriage ceremony—White man in ioldos—Bad influence— Connectio
RMRD9N99. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. INDIAN TOLDO CHAPTER VI MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE TEHUELCHES Indian method of curing measles—Driving out tlie devil—Magellan—Patagon— Long boots—Reports of travellers—One of the finest races in the world— Nomadic—Hunters—Decreasing in numbers—Introduction of horses—Bolas— No history—Keen bargainers but not progressive—Features—Good teeth— Women—Morality—Young and old women—Half-bloods—Paisanos—Reserved in character—Habits—Infants' heads bandaged—Dance—Wives bought— Price of a wife—Marriage ceremony—White man in ioldos—Bad influence— Connectio
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 69 As I. THE GEKMANS was returning unsuccessful, Burbury met me and told me that the Germans had again been giving him trouble. I was prepared for the news, as I had noticed they were inclined to shirk work of late, constantly lingering behind and in every way making themselves objectionable. On an expedition where there is naturally plenty of work for every one, - it is useless to have men who growl at doing their fair proportion of it. They were also trying to influence the other Gauchos, for this trick of deserting at a cr
RMPG2481. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 69 As I. THE GEKMANS was returning unsuccessful, Burbury met me and told me that the Germans had again been giving him trouble. I was prepared for the news, as I had noticed they were inclined to shirk work of late, constantly lingering behind and in every way making themselves objectionable. On an expedition where there is naturally plenty of work for every one, - it is useless to have men who growl at doing their fair proportion of it. They were also trying to influence the other Gauchos, for this trick of deserting at a cr
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 12 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA all are almost invariably roofed in with the universal galvanised iron.. ARGENTINE GAUCHO The Welsh colonists have introduced a good strain to ttae growing population, and there are constant wholesome as well as Vicious importations. In a country where shepherding of one sort or another is the chiet industry, it is inevitable that some equivalent of the cow- boy of the North must be developed. The Gaucho is the Patagonian cowboy, and he is manly and picturesque enough to be very interest- ing. The Gauchos are
RMRD9NEY. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 12 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA all are almost invariably roofed in with the universal galvanised iron.. ARGENTINE GAUCHO The Welsh colonists have introduced a good strain to ttae growing population, and there are constant wholesome as well as Vicious importations. In a country where shepherding of one sort or another is the chiet industry, it is inevitable that some equivalent of the cow- boy of the North must be developed. The Gaucho is the Patagonian cowboy, and he is manly and picturesque enough to be very interest- ing. The Gauchos are
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 54 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA neighing of horses, and was surprised to see seventeen of our troop hurrying off, as it were, upon some unknown errand. And well in front of them—could I believe my eyes ?—was the horse we knew as the Asulejo, but his eye was brighter and he neighed in. HE ASULEJO the joy of his heart as he trotted friskily along! He was the obvious leader of the revolt. No sooner did he see me than he fell behind, trying to look as though one of the younger animals had lured him from the path of duty, but that pretence did no
RMPG248M. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 54 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA neighing of horses, and was surprised to see seventeen of our troop hurrying off, as it were, upon some unknown errand. And well in front of them—could I believe my eyes ?—was the horse we knew as the Asulejo, but his eye was brighter and he neighed in. HE ASULEJO the joy of his heart as he trotted friskily along! He was the obvious leader of the revolt. No sooner did he see me than he fell behind, trying to look as though one of the younger animals had lured him from the path of duty, but that pretence did no
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 69 As I. THE GEKMANS was returning unsuccessful, Burbury met me and told me that the Germans had again been giving him trouble. I was prepared for the news, as I had noticed they were inclined to shirk work of late, constantly lingering behind and in every way making themselves objectionable. On an expedition where there is naturally plenty of work for every one, - it is useless to have men who growl at doing their fair proportion of it. They were also trying to influence the other Gauchos, for this trick of deserting at a cr
RMRD9NA0. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 69 As I. THE GEKMANS was returning unsuccessful, Burbury met me and told me that the Germans had again been giving him trouble. I was prepared for the news, as I had noticed they were inclined to shirk work of late, constantly lingering behind and in every way making themselves objectionable. On an expedition where there is naturally plenty of work for every one, - it is useless to have men who growl at doing their fair proportion of it. They were also trying to influence the other Gauchos, for this trick of deserting at a cr
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 12 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA all are almost invariably roofed in with the universal galvanised iron.. ARGENTINE GAUCHO The Welsh colonists have introduced a good strain to ttae growing population, and there are constant wholesome as well as Vicious importations. In a country where shepherding of one sort or another is the chiet industry, it is inevitable that some equivalent of the cow- boy of the North must be developed. The Gaucho is the Patagonian cowboy, and he is manly and picturesque enough to be very interest- ing. The Gauchos are
RMPG24CD. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 12 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA all are almost invariably roofed in with the universal galvanised iron.. ARGENTINE GAUCHO The Welsh colonists have introduced a good strain to ttae growing population, and there are constant wholesome as well as Vicious importations. In a country where shepherding of one sort or another is the chiet industry, it is inevitable that some equivalent of the cow- boy of the North must be developed. The Gaucho is the Patagonian cowboy, and he is manly and picturesque enough to be very interest- ing. The Gauchos are
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 54 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA neighing of horses, and was surprised to see seventeen of our troop hurrying off, as it were, upon some unknown errand. And well in front of them—could I believe my eyes ?—was the horse we knew as the Asulejo, but his eye was brighter and he neighed in. HE ASULEJO the joy of his heart as he trotted friskily along! He was the obvious leader of the revolt. No sooner did he see me than he fell behind, trying to look as though one of the younger animals had lured him from the path of duty, but that pretence did no
RMRD9NBJ. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. 54 THROUGH THE HEART OF PATAGONIA neighing of horses, and was surprised to see seventeen of our troop hurrying off, as it were, upon some unknown errand. And well in front of them—could I believe my eyes ?—was the horse we knew as the Asulejo, but his eye was brighter and he neighed in. HE ASULEJO the joy of his heart as he trotted friskily along! He was the obvious leader of the revolt. No sooner did he see me than he fell behind, trying to look as though one of the younger animals had lured him from the path of duty, but that pretence did no
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 77 that was standing upon the shingle beside the river. I got up quite close to this bird and had a rising shot at him as he flew across the stream. I killed him quite dead, but it seemed ^. WILDGOOSE CAMP impossible to retrieve him, and we were rather disconsolately watching his body drift away when it struck us that Jones, who was very clever with the lasso, might manage to recover it at a point where the current brought it within reach of our side. We therefore galloped parallel to the bird along the bank, and after one or
RMPG247E. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. THE RIVER VALLEYS 77 that was standing upon the shingle beside the river. I got up quite close to this bird and had a rising shot at him as he flew across the stream. I killed him quite dead, but it seemed ^. WILDGOOSE CAMP impossible to retrieve him, and we were rather disconsolately watching his body drift away when it struck us that Jones, who was very clever with the lasso, might manage to recover it at a point where the current brought it within reach of our side. We therefore galloped parallel to the bird along the bank, and after one or
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. FIRST PASSING THROUGH HELLGATE 265 anchor or do some other job. He was also a glutton of the first water for work, but we were all persuaded that he would end by- slaying us, in which case I have not the slightest doubt he would have said to me as we were being ferried across the Styx, " By g5od, Mr. Preechard, I am sorry, the old launch she bust up !" From look- ing on the launch, as he did at first, with consider- able awe and respect, familiarity with her bred contempt, and all her parts lost their novelty to him, save the whistle
RMRD9WKB. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. FIRST PASSING THROUGH HELLGATE 265 anchor or do some other job. He was also a glutton of the first water for work, but we were all persuaded that he would end by- slaying us, in which case I have not the slightest doubt he would have said to me as we were being ferried across the Styx, " By g5od, Mr. Preechard, I am sorry, the old launch she bust up !" From look- ing on the launch, as he did at first, with consider- able awe and respect, familiarity with her bred contempt, and all her parts lost their novelty to him, save the whistle
. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. Phoiochromogravure, Lyovs & London Tehuelche spying Guanaco Note. — The Teluielches probably copied this method from the Araucanians. As a rule the Indian stnnds or kneels on his sheepskin saddle. Here is depicted the extreme position which would be assumed to show off. I have seen gauchos do a similar trick, though few Patagonian horses will permit such liberties.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations ma
RMPG243C. Through the heart of Patagonia. Natural history. Phoiochromogravure, Lyovs & London Tehuelche spying Guanaco Note. — The Teluielches probably copied this method from the Araucanians. As a rule the Indian stnnds or kneels on his sheepskin saddle. Here is depicted the extreme position which would be assumed to show off. I have seen gauchos do a similar trick, though few Patagonian horses will permit such liberties.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations ma