Selk'nam bodypainting - Ulen wind spirit). The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego and southern mainland Patagonia. They were wiped out soon after the arrival of white missionaries & ranchers, mainly through disease but many were also hunted/murdered by ranchers whose sheep they stole.

Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile andArgentina, including the Tierra del Fuego islands.

Hombre Selk’nam, ceremonia Hain, 1923

Martin Gusinde, Selk'nam man dressed for Hain Cerimony, 1923 - the Selk'nam were the indiginous people of Argentina and Chile and sadly eradicated by genocide

CHILE native Selk'nam tribal ceremony - 1920

Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego. Photo by German priest and anthropologist Martin Gusinde,

Tanu, pot-bellied and genlle, happy and inoffensive. Costume that forms part of the Hain adolescent initiation ceremony. Selk'nam village (Onas).  Foto:  Martin Gusinde, 1923

kleidersachen: from the collection of martin gusinde, portraying the last initiation ceremonies of the selknam via designboom

Selk´nam People - Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde.

Selk´nam People - Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde.

los indios mas fuertes de america, los selknam - Taringa!

los indios mas fuertes de america, los selknam

Selk'nam bodypainting (Kataix spirit) (Scanned from postcard) The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego (and southern mainland Patagonia).

Pintura Corporal para el Kewania, danza de ceremonia de iniciación adolescente Hain.

Untitled by Martin Gusinde on Curiator, the world's biggest collaborative art collection.


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