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.

Representación del espíritu de Ketermen o recién nacido hijo de Hálpen. Iniciación adolescente Hain.  Representation of the spirit or Keternen or Xálpen newborn son. Hain ceremony (initiation of adolescents). Pueblo Selk'nam (Onas).  Foto: Martin Gusinde, 1923.

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

Una familia Selk'nam. Akukiol Halimink (famoso chamán) con su esposa e hijos. Foto de Martin Gusinde, 1919. Pueblo aborigen de la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego- A Selk'nam family. Akukiol Halimink, was a famous shaman. He is pictured here with his wife and children. Photo of Martin Gusinde, 1919. Aboriginal people of the island of Tierra del Fuego

Selk'nam tribe - A Selk'nam family. Akukiol Halimink (famous shaman ) with his wife and children . Photo of Martin Gusinde , Aboriginal people of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

Demostración de las diferentes poses para el uso del arco y la flecha. Selk´nam. Zona norte, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1920- 1923

Demostración de las diferentes poses para el uso del arco y la flecha. Selk´nam. Zona norte, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1920- 1923

Familia selk´nam, de izquierda a derecha: Kiliutá, Minkiól, Keelo, Khausél (jefe de familia), Kiuttemink y Alcheke. Fotografía de J. Ojeda- William S. Barclay. 1902. En: “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

Bibliography of the Haush (Manek’enk) Indians An Indigenous People of Southeastern Tierra del Fuego, Argentina Ethnographic Bibliographies no. 8 Landscape and environment Prehistory Language …

Ulen, Representación de espíritu Selk-Nam. Iniciación adolescente Hain.  Ulen, agile and quick as the wind. Body painting for the Hain adolescent initiation ceremony. Selk'nam village (Onas).  Foto: Martin Gusinde, 1923

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    Kataix, spirit of the hain ceremony Klóketen. Selk’nam village (Onas).

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

Pintura corporal femenina para el juego de Kewanix. Laguna Pescados, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1923. En- “Los Indios de Tierra del Fuego- Los Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982

Portrait of Selk´nam women, native Americans to Tierra del Fuego, CL. This tribe of indigenous people were wiped out by genocide w/settlement of their land by sheep ranches in the late & early c. The last Selk'nam tribe member died in 1974

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