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Ushuaia honours descendants of ten original families settled a century ago

Tuesday, October 19th 2021 - 09:00 UTC
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The mayor of Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego province, extreme south of Argentina honoured the descendants of ten original families that settled in the territory over a century ago. The ceremony headed by Mayor Walter Vuoto, lawmakers and members of his cabinet, took place at the Monument to the Tierra del Fuego pioneers, with the unveiling of a plaque in remembrance of the ten families represented by their descendants. Read full article


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  • Pytangua

    But these ten families were not the 'original families' at all -there were indigenous people already living there. This crass error shows that maybe the 'decolonisation of history' people have some point after all.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    Seem to remember that a family called Bridges had a hand in developing things down there , sonetime before the “pioneers” on the new monument arrived.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Correct Border Rover- the Bridges first settled in TDF HALF a Century earlier!! But then Argentines have always loved twisting and altering History to suit their own ego!

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    Yes Islander1, I'm not condoning
    “ colonialism” but the Bridges made a real effort to relate to the indigenous people and tried to learn their language and understand their way of life whereas the “ Argentines” who came along later put rather more effort into wiping them out !
    That attitude still prevails, whose land was it that was sold to Benetton, Argentine “pioneers” ?? I don't think so

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Kurepi Planters.

    No descendants of the indigenous population left, to protest.

    Oct 19th, 2021 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1

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