Thursday, January 29, 2009
January 29: Visits the Land of Fire (Vol. 29, pp. 209-221)
Charles Darwin visits Tierra Del Fuego in this passage from "The Voyage of the Beagle." Unfortunately, this is an "aren't the natives weird" story, emblematic of the era of exploration where the mighty white man was out to civilize the savages. Not a good introduction to Darwin.