The men were a tall, fine race, yet it was afterwards easy to see in the Fuegian
savage the same countenance rendered hideous by cold, want of food, and less civilization.
'The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians
. The average height is rather below four feet, although many full-grown adults may be found who are very much smaller than this.
As such, indigenous people stand in for "the murky borders between nature and culture and between animal and man." (22) But at the same time, as Duncan points out, the pleasure of the barren wastelands of Patagonia, or of the "death and decay" of the Tierra del Fuegian
forests, or even of fertile Brazil "undefaced by the hand of man," was for Darwin "the free scope given to the imagination" by them: not only is there "no limit to their duration through future time," but precisely because they are not "serviceable to mankind," they operate as "boundaries to man's knowledge." (23) Earlier in the Journal, too, Darwin writes about granite, a rock geologists "generally see" as "constituting the fundamental rock, and, however formed,...
Diatoms and dinoflagellates macroscopic regularities shaped by intrinsic physical forcing variability in Patagonian and Fuegian
fjords and channels (48[degrees]-56[degrees]S).
Ecology of an invasive predator on an island: The case of American mink (Neovison vison) in the Fuegian
Alfred Wallace, a self-taught British naturalist, fulfilling an assignment, noticed that the Fuegian
inhabitants he encountered were brown, sun-wrinkled, and hairy.
An account of the Ona, Yahgan, Alacaluf and Haush Natives of the Fuegian
The ongoing plan for the eradication of Cc from the Fuegian
Archipelago of South America could be of interest in this respect (Anderson et al.
The encounter with the head on the stake, from which Marlow falls back "as if from a blow," is tantamount to an initiation (indeed it calls to mind the importance of being struck by the masked spirit in Taussig's Fuegian