Selk'nam bodypainting (Ulen wind spirit). The Selk'nam or Ona people, and related tribes, were indigenous to inland Tierra del Fuego and southern mainland Patagonia. They were wiped out soon after the arrival of white missionaries & ranchers, mainly through disease but many were also hunted/murdered by ranchers whose sheep they stole.
Minganji masqueraders from the Pende peoples near Gungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1970. | Photo courtesy of Eliot, Elisofon and The National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C. I'd love to have this be my next Halloween costume
Representación del espíritu de Ketermen o recién nacido hijo de Hálpen. Iniciación adolescente Hain. Representation of the spirit or Keternen or Xálpen newborn son. Hain ceremony (initiation of adolescents). Pueblo Selk'nam (Onas). Foto: Martin Gusinde, 1923.