Southern Cone: Selknam

The Selk'nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people, were an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be encountered by ethnic Europeans or Westerners in the late 19th century.
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Mujeres selk´nam, zona del lago K`ámi, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

Onas or Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego Photos By Martin Gunside,

Der Geist Yincihaua und seine Phallusmaske, Selk’nam (Onas), Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 1923, photo: Martin Gusinde.

Der Geist Yincihaua und seine Phallusmaske, Selk’nam (Onas), Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 1923, photo: Martin Gusinde.

este es uno de los espiritus de la ceremonia del Hain ..o ceremonia de iniciacion para los mas jovenes de los selk´nam  etnia de la patagonia que vivio por miles de años en Tierra del fuego y fueron extinguidos en menos de 20 años!!

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).

La pintura corporal era un adorno común de los selknam que expresaba identidad…

For seven thousand years, the Selk’nam, Yamana and Kawésqar people inhabited the forbidding archipelago of Southern Patagonia.

Abrigo tradicional de los Selknam era el manto largo de flexibles cueros de guanaco

Abrigo tradicional de los Selknam era el manto largo de flexibles cueros de guanaco

Selknam natives to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo.

Selknam natives to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo

Selknam native children en route to Europe to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo's, 1899

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