Yupik shaman Nushagak



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Description Eskimo Medicine Man. Alaska, Exorcising Evil Spirits from a Sick Boy. Other title: "Working to beat the devil." Found in the collections of the Library of Congress dated 1900-1925. Per Fienup-Riordan (1994), this photo is also found 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.
Date ca. 1890s
Source Library of Congress [1]. Forms part of the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection. Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.
Author Carpenter, Frank G. (Frank George), 1855-1924, photographer, collector.
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