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Patagonia and the Selk’nam People
Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo, On a or Selknam people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Chile and Argentina, including the Tierra del Fuego islands.
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.