Selknam (Ona) mother and child, The Selk'nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people were an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile. Now, due to genocide by the Europeans, they are extinct.
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.
The Selk’nam people or Ona’s from Tirerra del Fuego, a group of Islands now belonging to Argentina. The Selk’nam are now extinct. Body paint was a essential part of daily life, designs used for hunting, combats, peace meetings and shamanistic performaces.