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Author: Lucas Bridges
ISBN: 0486257517
Language: English
Pages: 608 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Dover Pubns (September 1, 1988)
Rating: 4.1
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Rapturous praise met the publication of Lucas Bridges' marvelous chronicle of Tierra del Fuego when it first came out in 1947, and that praise has hardly abated these past sixty years, nor has a book been written which supplants.

Rapturous praise met the publication of Lucas Bridges' marvelous chronicle of Tierra del Fuego when it first came out in 1947, and that praise has hardly abated these past sixty years, nor has a book been written which supplants Uttermost Part of the Earth as the classic work on Tierra del Fuego and the little-known culture of the now-extinct Fuegian Indians.

Lucas Bridges: Uttermost Part of the Earth. Indians of Tierra del Fuego. 1949, reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc (New York, 1988). Tierra del Fuego - stories from the end of the world. erdrand galleries, 9 photos. Gusinde, Martin (1966). Mythen und Märchen der Feuerlandindianer (in German). Cosmología y chamanismo en Patagonia by Beatriz Carbonell. See abstract in English. Shaman-like figures (Selk'nam, Yámana ).

Indians of Tierra del Fuego When the author was born in Tierra del Fuego in 1874, it was truly an unknown land.

Indians of Tierra del Fuego. lazy right now and this is a heck of a book to write about as it is written about such a strange and unusual story. On the southern coast was the small settlement established by his missionary parents; the rest of it, over 18,000 square miles of mountain, forest, marsh, and lake, was the hunting ground of fierce and hostile tribes

No other book has been written, to my knowledge, that is similar to the "Uttermost Part of the Earth. Growing up, the author became even more fascinated with the Ona Indians who lived in the interior of Tierra del Fuego and hunted guanaco, a wild version of the llama.

No other book has been written, to my knowledge, that is similar to the "Uttermost Part of the Earth. The book is well and evocatively titled. The author was the third white child to be born in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina in 1874. These two peoples are now culturally extinct. In 1947 the author estimated that their numbers had declined from more than 7,000 when he was born to about 150.

The author was born into the inhospitable environment of Tierra del Fuego in 1874, at Ushuaia, a remote outpost run by his missionary parents on the southern coast ISBN: 0486257517 (Fuegians, Ranchers, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, Chile). Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All).

An article about E Lucas Bridges, an Edwardian author from the United States, and his travels to Tierra del .

An article about E Lucas Bridges, an Edwardian author from the United States, and his travels to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina South America. First published in 1948, Uttermost records an era when a few people still lived as pioneers not to escape urban ennui but out of necessity. Bridges engaging style also speaks from a different era: you know you re in the hands of a high Edwardian writer when the author is not even born until sixty-seven pages into his memoir. Published 1988 by Dover Publications in New York People. E. Lucas Bridges (1874-1949). Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile). Published 1988 by Dover Publications in New York. Description and travel, Ranchers, Fuegians, Ona Indians, Biography, Internet Archive Wishlist. Originally published: New York : Dutton, 1949.

Before the turn of the century, Tierra del Fuego (Fireland), the archipelago . Lucas Bridges was born into this inhospitable environment in 1874, at Ushuaia, a remote outpost run by his missionary parents on the southern coast.

Before the turn of the century, Tierra del Fuego (Fireland), the archipelago between the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn at the very tip of South America, was one of the most wild and forbidding regions on earth-remote, unknown and inhabited by hostile tribes.

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Before the turn of the century, Tierra del Fuego (Fireland), the archipelago between the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn at the very tip of South America, was one of the most wild and forbidding regions on earth-remote, unknown and inhabited by hostile tribes. E. Lucas Bridges was born into this inhospitable environment in 1874, at Ushuaia, a remote outpost run by his missionary parents on the southern coast. In this remarkable account-a highly readable amalgam of autobiography and ethnography-he tells of a life packed with drama and adventure "at the bottom of the world". As a boy he worked in his father's fields and played with Yaghan Indian children, from whom he learned Yaghan ways, legends and language. It was also a time of great peril-as the Bridges family became caught up in deadly native quarrels, and sickness, robbers, shipwreck and other misfortunes took their toll. Later, Bridges became friendly with the Ona, fierce, nomadic hunters who resisted any encroachment on their hunting grounds. Gradually, the author won their trust and friendship, eventually becoming a fellow tribesman, adviser and--at times--protector. Interwoven in his exciting narrative are invaluable accounts of Ona courtship, magic, woodcraft, astrology,mourning and burial customs, painting and tattooing, clothing,mythology and storytelling, and much more. (Copied from back cover).
Comments (7)
Thetath
This is an incredible, unforgettable journey of real life in the most -the uttermost- circumstances. If you are considering it, get off the fence and purchase this volume immediately. This is a perspective altering experience. This work will resonate with you and remain high on your list of beloved classics. It cannot be recommended highly enough. So buy it, read it, share it, and cherish it. You will be glad that you did.
Kardana
Although written in the 40's Uttermost Part of the Earth is an Incredible and absorbing read. I couldn't put this book down. I am so glad this was re printed. The book was always fascinating and gave me access to a such a different world. I can't say enough good things about this book and the way Lucas Bridges tells his story as if he you are sitting there in front of him. It is full adventure, history, history of the indigenous tribes in the Tierra del Fuego area, stories of survival but survival met with a practical approach and descriptive narrations of the raw and harsh beauty of this land. Thank you Tony Horowitz for bringing this wonderful book to my attention through "Blue Latitude". Highly Recommend this read.
Cherry The Countess
First off, a note on this edition, the Century Travelers edition. This was a nice, small-ish, fairly lightweight edition that was handy to read in bed, which is where I do all my reading. But it has a serious defect in the omission of nearly all the many photographs in the original. There appears to be a good new hardbound edition available that includes the photos. I would urge anyone who plans on investing time in this excellent book to buy that one instead of this Century Travelers one. And on a related note, there is a copy of the original edition available online at babel.hathitrust.org where you can sample the prose and check out the photos.

The story itself is amazing, maybe a little too amazing, too pat, too glossy, as if the author is angling for a Disney movie adaptation.

The part that gripped me the most was the time spent with the Ona aborigines. That was delightful. The parts about all the work Bridges' family sunk into their settlements and ranches were presented as being too easy, the author glossed over all the tedium and exhaustion.

There's surprisingly little reference to Christian religion, since the original reason for the author's father's coming to the area was as a missionary. In the end you get the idea that the thing the Bridges family worshiped the most was family aggrandizement. And it just boggles my mind that the author was so self-absorbed and self-regarding as to include a detailed family tree in one of the appendixes, as if the general reader has any interest in the such minutia.

In the end I left with a bitter feeling because he abandoned his Ona friends for 12 years as if he was now and man and it was time to put away childish things, as if the Ona were just so many playthings.

And I couldn't help but think that the mentality needed for Bridges' lifelong pursuit of ranching was applied to the presentation of the facts of his early life in this book. In other words, these facts, and the reader's understanding of them, are just many herd animals for Bridges to manage.

But this is really an excellent book and it deserves a wide readership.
Burgas
A sympathetic portrait of an exotic and dying culture but full of high adventure and fabulously written. It feels like the great writing of the turn-of-the-century explorers. A friend of mine saw this book in Ushuaia where it all happened, and I have since purchased it for friends. Highly recommended.
BOND
A year ago we visited Ushuaia and Estancia Harberton, where memories of the Bridges family are very much alive. (We were shown about Harberton by the great-great-grandson of Thomas Bridges.) We were very anxious to acquire a copy of Lucas Bridges's book, but it was out of print, even in its Spanish edition. So we were delighted when we discovered on Amazon that it was about to be published in a new hardcover edition, and even more delighted when we received the book and realized that Natalie Goodall (the grandmother of our 2007 tour guide) had written a new introduction and epilogue for it. The book will be doubly treasured, for the information it contains and the associations it brings. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford
Diredefender
As an avid reader this the best book I have ever come across. I say the best in the sense you feel immersed in the storyline, I came to regard Lucas Bridges as a friend because he makes gets you into the story, makes you feel a part of it. I do not think anyone can read this book and not want to visit the estancias in Tierra Del Fuego.
Global Progression
Arrived as promised
This is an excellent source if information, not only about the lives of the Fuegian indians, but also how in 4 generations of white "civilization" , these same natives became extinct as a culture.