Alberto Achacaz Walakial

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: one of the last surviving members of the nomadic Kaweskar tribe that once plied the waters off Chile's Patagonian coast, in which experts estimate that only about a dozen full-blooded Kaweskars (or Alacalufes) survive and the group appears destined to disappear in the near future because there are no women of fertile age left.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from lung poisoning

 

Born: 1929?

 

Died: August 4, 2008

 

Location: Punta Arenas, Chile