Old Photo of Selknam Mother and Child (1898 ) Note- 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 they are extinct

Old Photo of Selknam Mother and Child (1898 ) Note- 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 they are extinct

Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890.  Traiguen, Araucania

Chile | Studio portrait of a young Mapuche woman posed in front of a painted background of an outdoor scene; she wears a medella (coin-chain headdress), quipan (a square cloth, wrapped around the body), ikulla (shawl) or manta (blanket), chaway (earrings), tupu (clothes pin), trapelakucha (pectoral pendant) | ca. 1890. Traiguen, Araucania

Machi with her kultrún (sacred drum painted with the Directions and stars) seated next to a rewé, which is both a pillar of ancestral spirits and a ladder into other worlds. Among the Mapuche of Chile, women predominate as medicine people.

Machi with her kultrún (sacred drum painted with the Directions and stars) seated next to a rewé, which is both a pillar of ancestral spirits and a ladder into other worlds. Among the Mapuche of Chile, women predominate as medicine people.

Mujer Selknam, fotografiada por el sacerdote Alberto Maria de Agostini durante su viaje a la isla de Tierra del Fuego en 1917.

Mujer Selknam, fotografiada por el sacerdote Alberto Maria de Agostini durante su viaje a la isla de Tierra del Fuego en 1917.

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