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|Description||Eskimo Medicine Man. Alaska, Exorcising Evil Spirits from a Sick Boy (description from image on photograph itself). Found in the collections of the Library of Congress, a copy of this photo also appears in the Thwaits Collection, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, where it is identified as having been photographed in Nushagak, Alaska in the 1890s (Fienup-Riordan, Ann. (1994). Boundaries and Passages: Rule and Ritual in Yup'ik Eskimo Oral Tradition. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, p. 206.) Nushagak, located on Nushagak Bay of northern Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska, is part of the territory of the Yup'ik, speakers of the Central Alaskan Yup'ik language.|
|Source||Library of Congress |
|Author||Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George), 1855-1924, photographer, collector.|
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