At Home With The Patagonians

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781104037048
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/6/2009
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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CHAPTER III. THE RIO CIIICO. Breaking up of the Camp.—An Idle Day.—A Rash Start.—A Dilemma. —Alone on the Pampa.—Reunion.—The Kau or Toldo.—The Domestic Interior.—The Indian Tribes.—Three Races.—Order of the March.— The Hunt.—IndianGame Law.—Tehuelche Cookery.—Basaltic Hills.— An Indian Festival.—My First Tehuelche Ball.—Mrs. Orkeke's Spill. —Fording Rio Chico.—A Battle. — Death of Cuastro. — Dangerous Times.—Chilian Conspiracy.—Obsidian Plain and Pass.—First Ostrich Eggs.—Amakaken.—Lifting the Boulder.—The Devil's Country.— God's Hill.—Condors and Dinner.—Sunrise on the Cordillera.—The Plague Herald.—Gelgel Aik.—Escape from Matrimony.—Tele.—Eyes of the Desert.—Preparations for War.—Another Fight.—Water Tigers. —Indian Bravoes.—Iron Ores.—Ship Rock.—Perch Fishing.—Appley- kaik.—Casimiro's Escape.—Arrival at Ilenno. The morning after we had rejoined the Indian cauip was marked by a general breaking up of the party. Camillo and some others had already left, and by this time were several marches in advance ; Orkeke and Isidoro started off to Santa Cruz, in search of the lost horse, and charged with some little commissions for me. Finally, Casimiro and all the rest broke up their encampment and started, intending to overtake Camillo. Before leaving, Casimiro came to me, and affecting great interest in my welfare, confidentially urged me to accompany himself and live as an inmate of his (or rather Crime's) toldo, adding that he had been informed that Orkeke had noreal intention of marching northward, but designed to keep me in his toldo until, by some means or other, he could possess himself of my arms and ammunition. As I saw no reason to believe this story, I declined to comply with the proposal of Casimiro, who, having consoled himself by begging a little coffee, took his de...
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