Lola Kiepja

These records comprise 47 chants sung by the last true Indian of the Selk’nam (Ona) group, Lola Kiepja. The Selk’nam had no musical instruments. These chants are sung without any sort of accompaniment. The Selk’nam were the former inhabitants of the largest island of Tierra del Fuego which is located just south of the Straits of Magellan. When these recordings were taped in 1966, Lola was the only one of ten surviving people of Indian descent who was still a Selk’nam. She was the eldest of the ten... Anne Chapman