SPORTS AND PASTIMES OF ALL NATIONS
#28 - PATAGONIA
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
Patagonians are all born Nimrods.
They are brought up to become
brave, active and efficient men.
Idleness is not tolerated. They
are wonderful horsemen, and
singularly expert in the use of
their weapons. They lead lives of
constant wandering and dwell
consequently in habitations which
can readily be removed. A few
Patagonian tribes consist of men
and women of great stature. It is
a characteristic of this people
that they are even greater nomads
than the Arabs. Though but a
half-civilized race, the various
tribes live in amity, and the
provocation must indeed be great,
which incites to war.
panther is one of the favorite
species of game, this animal, a
species of leopard becomes very
desperate when attacked and it
requires great watchfulness and
accuracy of aim to save oneself
from danger. But the Patagonians
are cool and collected, and it is
seldom they are victims of even
the most ferocious of these
animals. Ostrich and guanaco
hunting are much indulged in.
These species are captured more
easily by rounding them up, than
by individual effort.
the children's thoughts run to
hunting and to similar sports.
Their first impulse when they
become old enough to toddle off
by themselves, is the robbing of
too, there seems to be a
wonderful affinity between these
children, and the tamer wild
animals which infest the forests
and streams of Patagonia. Often
young children are found at play
with flamingoes by the brookside.
of manual dexterity are very
popular among the Patagonians. So
are horse-racing and gambling,
but the latter is very fairly
conducted. Bull-fights, too, are
frequently indulged in.
Patagonian women embroider
beautifully, and ornament their
mantles, made of guanaco-skins
with the best of taste.
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