Reconstruction of a dalca, the boat used by the Chono people
|Regions with significant populations|
|Chile: Chiloé Archipelago|
|traditional tribal religion|
The Chono became extinct during the 18th century with the last survivor going missing in 1875.
The putative Chono language is known only from local toponyms and from an untranslated cathecysm.
Men hunted marine mammals, especially sea lions, while women gathered shellfish and seaweed. The Chomo used nets and spears to gather food from the sea, but supplemented their catch with potatoes and other plants from small gardens. Their healing places consisted of caves or leather structures.
References and notes
- The Oldest Americans, George Weber, May 6, 2007.
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