The Hero with a Thousand Holds

The Yaghan and the Selk'nam are – were – the southernmost peoples in the world; a scattered group of nomadic hunters living on the sub-antarctic inlets and islands of Tierra del Fuego. Yet despite being so isolated from the vast majority of the rest of humanity, and despite speaking a language entirely different from anything else on the planet, they go together and wrestled in a way that would be recognisable to any of us. How did they get there, how did they live, how did they wrestle, and where are they now? All that, and much more, we explore in this look at a culture that is in many ways unique but in other ways keenly familiar.

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