A Yahgan for the killing: murder, memory and Charles Darwin

  title={A Yahgan for the killing: murder, memory and Charles Darwin},
  author={Joseph Yannielli},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={415 - 443}
  • Joseph Yannielli
  • Published 20 October 2011
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract In March 1742, British naval officer John Byron witnessed a murder on the western coast of South America. Both Charles Darwin and Robert FitzRoy seized upon Byron's story a century later, and it continues to play an important role in Darwin scholarship today. This essay investigates the veracity of the murder, its appropriation by various authors, and its false association with the Yahgan people encountered during the second voyage of the Beagle (1831–1836). Darwin's use of the story… 
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