Bloody history

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

Guardian/Observer

https://theguardianweekly.pressreader.com/article/282153589870299

Spotlight

In November 1886 Ramón Lista, an Argentinian explorer, landed on the shores of the Bay of San Sebastián in Tierra del Fuego. By his own account, he ordered his soldiers to shoot 28 Selk’nam, including women and children. In the following 40 years Argentinian and Chilean ranchers and miners would exterminate thousands of Selk’nam, dispatch others to German human zoos, and send many more to Salesian Christian missions. The last known full-blood Selk’nam died in 1974.

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