THE ONA PEOPLE _ 0529

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Tierra del Fuego, “land of fire,” was first discovered by Europeans early in the sixteenth century. A group of islands that had separated from the southern tip of the South American mainland long ago, Tierra del Fuego had probably been inhabited by different groups of Indians for at least 9000 years. The largest island in the zone, the “Great Island,” now divided between Chile and Argentina, was the homeland of the Selk’nam Indians, sometimes known as the Ona. Until their extermination began in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, there were between 3500 and 4000 Ona on the island. In 1919, Father Martin Gusinde counted fewer then 300, and by 1930 less than 100 Ona remained. By 1977, when this film was released, Angela, the last full-blooded Ona Indian, had died
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From Chile
Travel from April 24 to May 17
Thanks Monica !

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