Selk'Nam (Ona) indigenous people of Chile

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Selk’nam/Ona, Hain initiation ceremony spirits, Patagonia.

Selk’nam/Ona, Hain initiation ceremony spirits, Patagonia.

Cultura Selk'nam - Soorte subordinado. Espíritus de la ceremonia del kloketen. Selk´nam. Tierra del Fuego. Fotografías de Martín Gusinde

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.

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.

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

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

Selk’nam,

Selk’nam,

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.

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Patagonia and the Selk’nam People

Selknam People during Hain Ceremony, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile

Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego. Photo by German priest and anthropologist Martin Gusinde, 1923.

Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego. Photo by German priest and anthropologist Martin Gusinde, 1923.

Representación de seres sobrenaturales durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selknam. 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

Representación de seres sobrenaturales durante la ceremonia del Hain. Selknam. 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

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