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. Photo by Martin Gunside, 1923: Selknam People during the Hain Ceremony in Tierra Del Fuego
The last surviving full-blooded Selk'nam (Ona) of Tierra del Fuego. Anthropologist Anne Chapman estimated that a little over hundred years ago the Selk'nam numbered probably between 3,500 and 4,000. They were decimated by loss of habitat, European diseases and the Selknam Genocide.
meanwhilebackinthedungeon: Effects of Magic Magic is an inherently chaotic force, and its use often begins to transform Magic Users in a radical manner. Prolonged use of certain incantations & spells can produce profound somatic changes that often drastically & permanently alter the appearance of the Magic User in a shocking manner. In some instances these transformations can also result in an increased resistance to elements such as cold or heat.