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

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.

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

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