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Medicine man Ona Indians Tierra del Fuego. Argentine 588  "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



More Information

Time Period:

1920-1940

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

3.25 x 4 in.

Cultures:

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

Site Name:

Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

State:

Tierra del Fuego Province

Island Name:

Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego

Archipelago:

Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

Country:

Argentina

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. No other collection history information available.

Source ID:

NMAI_292354

Catalog Number:

L00588

Album Name:

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