Martin Gusinde, Selk'nam man dressed for Hain Cerimony, 1923

Martin Gusinde, Selk'nam man dressed for Hain Cerimony, 1923

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 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.

Mujeres selk´nam, zona del lago K`ámi, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

Mujeres selk´nam, zona del lago K`ámi, Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Alberto María De Agostini. 1915. “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.

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

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

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

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

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Patagonia and the Selk’nam People

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Kosménk, the spirit of Klóketen, part of an adolescent initiation ceremony. Selk'nam village (Onas).

Kosménk, the spirit of Klóketen, part of an adolescent initiation ceremony. Selk'nam village (Onas).

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The Selk'nam. Body painting for the Hain adolescent ceremony. Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923.

The Selk'nam. Body painting for the Hain adolescent ceremony. Tierra Del Fuego By Martin Gusinde, 1923.

Les Yeux sans Visage: Totem: Selkham People during Hain Ceremony

Les Yeux sans Visage: Totem: Selkham People during Hain Ceremony

Photographs of Tierra del Fuegan Indians, the Yamana and Selk'nam taken by Martin Gusinde between the end of 1918 and 1924.

Photographs of Tierra del Fuegan Indians, the Yamana and Selk'nam taken by Martin Gusinde between the end of 1918 and 1924.

Los Selknam, habitantes de Tierra de Fuego, durante sus ritos de iniciación a la vida adulta pintaban sus cuerpos y cubrían su cabeza con corteza de árboles.

Los Selknam, habitantes de Tierra de Fuego, durante sus ritos de iniciación a la vida adulta pintaban sus cuerpos y cubrían su cabeza con corteza de árboles.

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

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

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Selknam's Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego - Martin Gusinde, 1923

Selknam's Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego - Martin Gusinde, 1923

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The Selk’nam people or Ona’s from Tirerra del Fuego, a group of Islands now belonging to Argentina. The Selk’nam are now extinct. Body paint was a essential part of daily life, designs used for hunting, combats, peace meetings and shamanistic performaces.

The Selk’nam people or Ona’s from Tirerra del Fuego, a group of Islands now belonging to Argentina. The Selk’nam are now extinct. Body paint was a essential part of daily life, designs used for hunting, combats, peace meetings and shamanistic performaces.

Pintura Corporal para el Kewania, danza de ceremonia de iniciación adolescente Hain.

Pintura Corporal para el Kewania, danza de ceremonia de iniciación adolescente Hain.

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