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Three Years Slavery Among the Patagonians

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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 itself to a strict observation of times or dates, nor to the more 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."

Book News Annotation:

Exploring Patagonia, the South American region inhabited by the Tehuelche Indians (distinct tribes erroneously grouped together by the Jesuits who settled in the area), Frenchman Auguste Guinnard was captured in the midst of war between natives and European colonists and enslaved for three years before his eventual return to France. This is his account of that experience, first published in 1871, and may be of use to historians and anthropologists seeking primary source material on the area, although readers should of course keep a cautious eye out for cultural and perhaps self-aggrandizing distortions. Sadly, no introductory material placing the narrative in the context of current knowledge is included. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Exploring Patagonia, the South American region inhabited by the Tehuelche Indians (distinct tribes erroneously grouped together by the Jesuits who settled in the area), Frenchman Auguste Guinnard was captured in the midst of war between natives and European colonists and enslaved for three years before his eventual return to France. This is his account of that experience, first published in 1871, and may be of use to historians and anthropologists seeking primary source material on the area, although readers should of course keep a cautious eye out for cultural and perhaps self-aggrandizing distortions. Sadly, no introductory material placing the narrative in the context of current knowledge is included. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845880460
Author:
Guinnard, Auguste
Publisher:
Nonsuch Publishing
Translator:
Cheltnam, Charles S.
Author:
Guinnard, A.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travellers, Explorers & Pioneers
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.50 in. .55 lbs.

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