"...Before the arrival of the civilized white men, these poor and
harmless populations spent their days free of desires and worries, in the
stillness and relief, not oppressed by labor because the land in which they
inhabited provided the necessary food spontaneously, nor threatened by the
diseases and vices of civilization, as their patriarchal life filled all
their aspirations. To know closely the attraction of that nomad and primitive
life, it would be necessary to have lived it the way we have lived it, having
gone into the solitudes of those valleys and gone through those mysterious
( From My trips to Tierra del Fuego", book by Father Alberto M. de Agostini)
Alberto Agostini arrived in Tierra del Fuego in 1910. He was an Italian
priest but also a scientist, an explorer, a geographer, sports lover, map
maker and a surveyor.
He did a study about the Fuegian Indians and named rivers, lakes, fjords, mountains and valleys.
His life was very important in the history of Tierra Del Fuego.