The lost tribes of Tierra del Fuego

by Martin Gusinde | 30 March 2015
Synopsis
The German missionary Martin Gusinde arrived in Tierra del Fuego in 1919. Although his initial mission was to convert the Indians among whom he lived, Gusinde in fact ended up doing the very opposite: he was to become one of the first Westerners to be initiated into the Indians sacred rites. Over the course of five years, he studied the Alakaluf, Yamana, and Selknam peoples, travelling from the canals of western Patagonia to the great island of Tierra del Fuego. Gradually, the missionary became an anthropologist. Gusinde's isolation on this land at the end of the earth made his approach highly unique. Fascinated by what he saw, he took over a thousand photographs, all produced using a portable darkroom. The portraits he captured constitute a kind of genealogical and social tree. This book presents Gusinde's photographs and research.
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Synopsis
The German missionary Martin Gusinde arrived in Tierra del Fuego in 1919. Although his initial mission was to convert the Indians among whom he lived, Gusinde in fact ended up doing the very opposite: he was to become one of the first Westerners to be initiated into the Indians sacred rites. Over the course of five years, he studied the Alakaluf, Yamana, and Selknam peoples, travelling from the canals of western Patagonia to the great island of Tierra del Fuego. Gradually, the missionary became an anthropologist. Gusinde's isolation on this land at the end of the earth made his approach highly unique. Fascinated by what he saw, he took over a thousand photographs, all produced using a portable darkroom. The portraits he captured constitute a kind of genealogical and social tree. This book presents Gusinde's photographs and research.
€77.00
231 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780500544464
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 30/03/2015
Categories - All, Books, Art and Photography, Photography, Photographic Collections
No. of Pages - 300
Weight - 2220
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 32
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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