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Doctor Ona (Kon) conjurando el eclipse de luna  "circa 1930"

A Selk'nam medicine man conjuring the eclipse of the moon, wrapped in a guanaco hide and wearing a conical hat. A group of men and women huddle behind him in a wooded area

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian

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3.25 x 5 in.


American Indians, Native Americans, Selk'nam (Ona), South America, Southern South America, Tierra del Fuego

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Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego


Tierra del Fuego Province, Magallanes y Antartica Chilena Region XII

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Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego


Tierra del Fuego Archipelago


Argentina, Chile

Collection History:

Father Alberto Maria De Agostini was an Italian missionary and a dedicated mountaineer, explorer, geographer, ethnographer, photographer and cinematographer; his missionary work was based in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. This and other images of Father De Agostini's were published as postcards, probably during the 1930s. No other collection history information available.

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