Ritual paintings of the Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people of Patagonia.

Ritual paintings of the Selk’nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people of Patagonia.

Selk'nam bodypainting (Kataix spirit)    (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.

Selk'nam bodypainting (Kataix spirit) (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.

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Estos Selk'nam (onas) se lo pasaban bomba!.  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.

Estos Selk'nam (onas) se lo pasaban bomba!. 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.

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

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.

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 Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Patagonia and the Selk’nam People

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

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