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

Esta debe ser una de las fotos más importantes de nuestra tierra. Realmente potente.

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.

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.

Selknam, Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923

the Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina.

Selknam, Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923

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

Danza de la lluvia realizada durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selk´nam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. En: “Los Indios de Tierra del Fuego: Los Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

Danza de la lluvia realizada durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selk´nam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. En: “Los Indios de Tierra del Fuego: Los Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

Selknam (Onas) of Tierra del fuego (extinct tribe). Women who participated in the Hain ceremony of 1923. In the center, Angela Loij, Elik left and Imshuta right. Photo Martin Gusinde.

Selknam (Onas) of Tierra del fuego, Argentina (extinct tribe). Women who participated in the Hain ceremony of In the center, Angela Loij, Elik left and Imshuta right.

La ceremonia del Hain. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de E. Lucas Bridges. 1914. En: “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

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

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The Selk'nam, also known as the Ona, lived in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina including the Tierra del Fuego islands.

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The Lost Tribes Of Tierra Del Fuego: Rare And Haunting Photos Of Selk’nam People Posing With Their Traditional Body-Painting. One of the last such ceremonies was performed in 1920 and recorded by the missionary, Martin Gusinde.

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