Selknam initiation ceremony. The Selknam (also known as the Ona) were an indigenous people in southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands. They were one of the last aboriginal groups in South America to be encountered by ethnic Europeans or Westerners in the late 19th century. The last ethnic Selknam died in the mid 20th century.
2 Selknam or Ona children in 1898. "The Selk'nam, also known as the Onawo or Ona people are an indigenous people in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile, including the Tierra del Fuego islands"
Familia selk´nam, de izquierda a derecha: Kiliutá, Minkiól, Keelo, Khausél (jefe de familia), Kiuttemink y Alcheke. Fotografía de J. Ojeda- William S. Barclay. 1902. En: “Fueguinos. Fotografías Siglos XIX y XX. Imágenes e Imaginarios del Fin del Mundo.”Margarita Alvarado, Carolina Odone, Pedro Mege. Editorial Pehuén. S/F.