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Tierra del Fuego Sights

Museo Yamana

  • Rivadavía 56 Map It

Updated 08/13/2014

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Tierra del Fuego was the last land mass in the world to be inhabited—it was not until 9,000 BC that the ancestors of those native coastal inhabitants, the Yamana, arrived. The Museo Yamana chronicles their lifestyle and history. The group was decimated in the late 19th century, mostly by European diseases. The bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth passed with great fanfare in 2009, but his attitudes towards the indigenous people, dismissing them as "miserable, degraded

savages" in The Voyage of the Beagle, are belied here by descriptions of the Yamana's incredible resourcefulness in surviving a bitter climate. Photographs and good English placards depict the Yamana's powerful, stocky build and bold body-paint; their use of seal fat to stay warm; their methods of carrying fire wherever they went, even in small canoes; and their way of hunting cormorants, which were killed with a bite through the neck.

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Sight Information

Address:

Rivadavía 56, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, 9410, Argentina

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Phone:

2901-422–874

Sight Details:

  • Approx. $8USD
  • Daily 10–8 (summer), 12–7 (winter)

Updated 08/13/2014

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