Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego Photos By Martin Gunside taken in 1923
Ángela Loij when she was young. "Ángela Loij was the last surviving full-blooded Ona native woman of Tierra del Fuego. The Ona or Selknam tribe were decimated by loss of habitat, European diseases and the Selknam Genocide. She was studied by anthropologist Anne Chapman. Loij was born at Sara, north of the Río Grande, where her father worked as sheep herder."
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.
Old Photo of Selknam Mother and Child (1898 ) Note- The Selk'nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people were an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile..Now they are extinct
A hauntingly beautiful portrait of Selk´nam women, native Americans to Tierra del Fuego, Chile. This tribe of indigenous people were wiped out by genocide with settlement of their land by sheep ranches in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. The last Selk'nam tribe member died in 1974. #photography #portrait
Selk'nam bodypainting (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.