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.

Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego Photos By Martin Gunside taken in 1923

The Selk'nam also known as the Onawo or Ona, used to live in Patagonia. Most photos by anthropologist Martin Gusinde around Link to the Wiki !

Ángela Loij when she was young. "Ángela Loij was the last surviving full-blooded Ona native woman of Tierra del Fuego. The Ona or Selknam tribe were decimated by loss of habitat, European diseases and the Selknam Genocide. She was studied by anthropologist Anne Chapman.[1] Loij was born at Sara, north of the Río Grande, where her father worked as sheep herder."

The LAST surviving full-blooded Selk'nam (Selknam Genocide.

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

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

The Selk'nam also known as the Onawo or Ona, used to live in Patagonia. Most photos by anthropologist Martin Gusinde around Link to the Wiki !

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

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.

Selk'nam bodypainting    (Scanned from postcard) The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego (and southern mainland Patagonia). They hunted guanaco and other animals. They were wiped out soon after the arrival of white missionaries and ranchers, mainly through disease but many were also hunted/murdered by ranchers whose sheep they stole.

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

Dos koshménk, dos del mismo espíritu, al que Anne Chapman llama "el cornudo celoso" ya que su esposa (Kula) no se fatigaba en engañarlo durante toda la ceremonia. Foto de Martin Gusinde, 1923. Pueblo aborigen de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

Ethnography /// Two koshménk, two of the same spirit, to which Anne Chapman calls "the jealous cuckold" as his wife (Kula) deceive not fatigued on throughout the ceremony. Photo of Martin Gusinde,

The now extinct Selk'nam people from Patagonia

Selknam, Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923 Kataix, spirit of the hain ceremony Klóketen.

selk'nam mask

Bark Masks and Bodypainting of the Yamana (or Yaghan) and the Selk’nam (or Ona) of Tierra Del Fuego

Ulén, quien juega con su doble para divertir a las mujeres. Foto de Martin Gusinde, 1923. Pueblo aborigen de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

les-sources-du-nil: Martin Gusinde Selk’mam Man dressed for Hain Adolescence Initiation Ceremony, Tierra del Fuego, 1923

the last of the selknam

the last of the Selknam people, Tierra del Fuego.

Selk'nam

Selk'nam

first geological map of patagonia drawn and colour-painted by charles darwin, c1840.

first geological map of patagonia drawn and colour-painted by charles darwin,

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