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The Al-Ahsa oasis is the greenest area in Eastern Saudi Arabia with millions of palm trees and freshwater springs. Oases are fertile areas in the desert with water where plants and trees can grow. Nomads wandering the desert may stop temporarily to establish themselves and forage for dates – a sweet fruit produced by the palm tree. Often after fasting for Ramadan, Islamic people eat dates to break their fast. Dates are very sweet and contain natural sugars.
Who were the Selk’nam and what were the events that led to their extinction? Describe their history and situation. What may have been done differently to have preserved their culture and population?
Using timelines and drawings, tell the history of the Selk’nam.