Selk´nam People, Tierra del Fuego, Martín Gusinde.

Selk´nam People, Tierra del Fuego, Martín Gusinde.

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.

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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

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam

Hombre Selk’nam, ceremonia Hain, 1923

Hombre Selk’nam, ceremonia Hain, 1923

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

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

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam - Is this what my ancestors faced when they arrived in Chile in the early 19th century?

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino » Selk´nam - Is this what my ancestors faced when they arrived in Chile in the early 19th century?

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

Selknam - Alexis Demetriades Scientific Illustration

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