Three Years Slavery Among the Patagonians

Three Years Slavery Among the Patagonians For three years Auguste Guinnard was a captive and slave of the native Indians in Patagonia His account of his time there is a thrilling tale of endurance and perseverance and provides a rare insigh

  • Title: Three Years Slavery Among the Patagonians
  • Author: Auguste Guinnard Charles S. Cheltnam
  • ISBN: 9781845880460
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • For three years, Auguste Guinnard was a captive and slave of the native Indians in Patagonia His account of his time there is a thrilling tale of endurance and perseverance, and provides a rare insight into a culture as alien to the author as it was strangely familiar The often brutal circumstances of the author s passage through the beautiful country did not lend itselfFor three years, Auguste Guinnard was a captive and slave of the native Indians in Patagonia His account of his time there is a thrilling tale of endurance and perseverance, and provides a rare insight into a culture as alien to the author as it was strangely familiar The often brutal circumstances of the author s passage through the beautiful country did not lend itself to a strict observation of times or dates, nor to the unhurried documentation of those such as Dickens or George Musters Guinnard, however, manages to capture the intensity of his turbulent adventure, and in so doing to paint a vivid picture of the complicated structures and hierarchies of those intelligent and sophisticated savages.

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    1. Of all the 19th century works I've read about Patagonia (don't laugh: I've read a dozen or so), this is the least. A 23-year-old Frenchman named Auguste Guinnard goes to South America to make his fortune. Instead, he is captured by Indians and kept prisoner for some three years, breaking his health and spirit in the process. Finally, he manages to escape and make his way to Valparaiso, Chile, from which he ships back to France.Guinnard's observations about the various Indians who traded from one [...]

    2. La crónica de un francés que pasa tres años perdido entre los indios de la Patagonia Argentina, escrito en 1856. ¡Conste que lo leo en castellano! En una bella edición ZIGZAG que perdura -en catastrófico estado- desde 1945. Me ha gustado la pluma de Guinnard. Es una buena crónica. Junto con llevarme nuevamente a nuestro reciente viaje magallánico (con francesa incluida), es plenamente comparable a las aventuras de Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca en "Naufragios". Siempre me ha asombrado el c [...]

    3. Me parece mal e injusta la crítica que hace de los indígenas patagones y de su modo de vida, totalmente distorsionada desde la perspectiva de un europeo

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