TIERRA DE HUMO: IMÁGENES FOTOGRÁFICAS 1882/1950. 2ª edicion. Coleccion Mal de ojo, 1
Place Published: Santiago de Chile
Publisher: LOM Ediciones; Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombiano
Date Published: 1994
Pages:  p
Book Id: 97687
plus  leaves of b/w plates, ports., bibl., b/w pict. wrps
A selection of early 20th century photographs of Fuegians (Alacaluf, Yámanas, Selk'nam, and Aonikenk ethnic communities) from the holdings of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. "The photographs are distressing, captured by diverse missionaries they offer a look of the children of the End of the World, already in decadence in an accelerated process of extinction. Of the eleven thousand habitants in the Patagonia before the arrival of the Europeans, only a few hundred were immortalized through these images at the beginning of the century"-P.