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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Danza de la lluvia realizada durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selk´nam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. En: “Los Indios de Tierra del Fuego: Los Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

Danza de la lluvia realizada durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selk´nam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923. En: “Los Indios de Tierra del Fuego: Los Selknam”. Martín Gusinde. Editorial C.A.E.A. 1982.

Selk´nam People - Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde.

Selk´nam People - Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde.

Intimidad e inmediatez fotográfica”- Jóvenes iniciados durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selknam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923

Intimidad e inmediatez fotográfica”- Jóvenes iniciados durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selknam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografía de Martín Gusinde. 1919-1923

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