Selknam initiation ceremony. The Selknam (also known as the Ona) were an indigenous people in southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be encountered by ethnic Europeans or Westerners in the late 19th century. The last ethnic Selknam died in the mid 20th century.

Selknam initiation ceremony. The Selknam (also known as the Ona) were an indigenous people in southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be encountered by ethnic Europeans or Westerners in the late 19th century. The last ethnic Selknam died in the mid 20th century.

Five members of the Kawesqar tribe, from Tierra del Fuego in Chile’s far south, who were taken to Europe in 1881 to be displayed.

Five members of the Kawesqar tribe, from Tierra del Fuego in Chile’s far south, who were taken to Europe in 1881 to be displayed.

Les indiens ont été massacrés lors de la conquête du désert par l'armée et par des chasseurs de prime afin de laisser de la place aux éleveurs de moutons de Patagonie. Photo extraite du livre d'Anne Chapman (la Fin d'un Monde) : à télécharger ici   http://www.memoriachilenaparaciegos.cl/archivos2/pdfs/MC0043450.pdf

Les indiens ont été massacrés lors de la conquête du désert par l'armée et par des chasseurs de prime afin de laisser de la place aux éleveurs de moutons de Patagonie. Photo extraite du livre d'Anne Chapman (la Fin d'un Monde) : à télécharger ici http://www.memoriachilenaparaciegos.cl/archivos2/pdfs/MC0043450.pdf

Una familia Selk'nam. Akukiol Halimink (famoso chamán) con su esposa e hijos.

Una familia Selk'nam. Akukiol Halimink (famoso chamán) con su esposa e hijos.

Specters of a Civilization by Glenn H. Shepard Jr. | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books

Specters of a Civilization by Glenn H. Shepard Jr. | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books

Lost Tribes 3

The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego: Selk’nam, Yamana, Kawesqar

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