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The Prisoners-Mural at the Postoffice

At the postoffice in the main street of Ushuaia you will see these interesting murals : At one wall you will see some prisoners in their uniforms and at another wall you will see the native "Yamana people" who lived in that area before the Europeans had arrived.
These tribes were water-nomads, travelling from one place to the other and they were dressed only with thin furs all year long. Just think of the icy winds that will blow there even in summertime and you might understand, that they were eating only meat and fish and they even had a different ordinary body-temperature of over 38 degrees celsius ( human beeings normally will have 36,8 degrees and everything above 37 is feever and you have to stay in bed with such a temperature) These tribes completely died out shortly after the arrival of the white settlers, partly because they got diseases that they were not used to, partly because the white men were hunting there as well and did not leave enough food for the native tribes.

Address: Ushuaia / Avenida St. Martin
Directions: These murals are shown in Avenida St. Martin, the 2nd street that goes parallel to the port and is going directely to the old prison !

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  • Written Jun 27, 2010
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