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Shamanism is a system of religious practice. Historically, it is often associated with indigenous and tribal societies, and involves belief that shamans, with a connection to the otherworld, have the power to heal the sick, communicate with spirits, and escort souls of the dead to the afterlife.
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A Navaho shaman / Hillers, photo.

A Navaho shaman / Hillers, photo.

A shaman, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front, with a blanket backdrop.

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Similar to photograph in Lot 11948 from negative LC-USZ62-78790. Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library... More

Goldi shaman priest and assistant

Goldi shaman priest and assistant

Similar to photograph in Lot 11948 from negative LC-USZ62-24875. Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph collection (Library... More

Old Indian witch doctor, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Old Indian witch doctor, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Photo by W.W.W. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Edward S. Curtis - Yebichai, patient in sweat bath

Edward S. Curtis - Yebichai, patient in sweat bath

Indian wrapped in blanket with medicine man and another man standing over him. No. 1058-04.

Edward S. Curtis - Hatali Nez, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Edward S. Curtis - Hatali Nez, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Navajo man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, looking down, wearing a headband. H55576 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 1046-04. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of... More

Edward S. Curtis - Hu Kalowa Pi ceremony

Edward S. Curtis - Hu Kalowa Pi ceremony

Photograph shows Saliva, an Oglala Sioux priest, dressed for the Hu Kalowa Pi ceremony. H104336 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 2524-07. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of... More

Edward S. Curtis - Arikara medicine fraternity--The prayer

Edward S. Curtis - Arikara medicine fraternity--The prayer

Photo shows Arikara shamans, without shirts, backs to camera, seated in a semi-circle around a sacred cedar tree, tipis in background. H118596 U.S. Copyright Office. Curtis no. 2898-08. Forms part of: Edward S.... More

Edward S. Curtis - The Eagle Medicine-Man--Apsaroke

Edward S. Curtis - The Eagle Medicine-Man--Apsaroke

Photo shows an Apsaroke shaman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing eagle headdress. H118533 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 2625-08. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection... More

Hamasaka in Tluwulahu costume with speaker's staff--Qagyuhl [principal chief]

Hamasaka in Tluwulahu costume with speaker's staff--Qagyuhl [principal...

Hamasaka, a Kwakiutl chief, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing blanket ornamented with buttons, holding ceremonial staff and a shaman's rattle. J197484 U.S. Copyright Office. Title f... More

Edward S. Curtis - A Tluwulahu costume--Qagyuhl

Edward S. Curtis - A Tluwulahu costume--Qagyuhl

Woman wearing a fringed Chilkat blanket, a hamatsa neckring and mask representing deceased relative who had been a shaman. J197488 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Curtis no. 3565. Forms part of: Edward ... More

Edward S. Curtis - Shaman and Patient
Edward S. Curtis - Woman Shaman Looking for Clairvoyant Visions - Clayoquot
The Medicine man

The Medicine man

Navajo Indian, half-length portrait, facing front. 201186 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph copyrighted by William J. Carpenter, 1915.

Edward S. Curtis - Shaman's Rattle - Haida
Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa

Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa

Title: Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa.Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis.Artist Bio: American, 1868 - 1952.Creation Date: 1923.Process: photogravure.Credit Line: Gift of Jo and Howard Weiner.Accession Number: ... More

Edward S. Curtis - Hupa female shaman

Edward S. Curtis - Hupa female shaman

Athapascan Hupa woman from northwestern California, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing shell headbands, necklace, and holding up two baskets. J262669 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis C... More

Principle Female Shaman of the Hupa

Principle Female Shaman of the Hupa

Title: Principle Female Shaman of the Hupa.Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis.Artist Bio: American, 1868 - 1952.Creation Date: printed 1923.Process: photogravure.Credit Line: Gift of Edwin and Irene Weinrot.Accessi... More

Edward S. Curtis - Principal female shaman of the Hupa

Edward S. Curtis - Principal female shaman of the Hupa

Hupa woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. J262587 U.S. Copyright Office. Edward S. Curtis Collection. Curtis no. 3852-B. Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.]... More

Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa

Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa

Title: Principal Female Shaman of the Hupa.Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis.Artist Bio: American, 1868 - 1952.Creation Date: 1923.Process: photogravure.Credit Line: Gift of Jo and Howard Weiner.Accession Number: ... More

Tenenisk - Haush shaman

Tenenisk - Haush shaman

Italiano: Tenenisk, famoso sciamano, per metà Manekenk e per metà Selknam. Español: Tenenisk, famoso chamán mitad Haush, mitad Ona.

A First Nations shaman in traditional regalia, Ontario, 03Q P907P28

A First Nations shaman in traditional regalia, Ontario, 03Q P907P28

Information added by Wikimedia users.A First Nations male shaman, in traditional regalia, sits in front of a wigwam in an unknown village in Ontario, Canada.

A shaman sits in front of a wigwam in ceremonial regalia, 03Q P907P90

A shaman sits in front of a wigwam in ceremonial regalia, 03Q P907P90

Information added by Wikimedia users.A shaman, from an unknown First Nations community, sits in front of a wigwam in ceremonial regalia in an unknown village in Ontario, Canada

Mapuche Machis

Mapuche Machis

A Machi is a shaman or (usually) a good witch in the Mapuche culture of South America; and is also an important character and the Mapuche mythology. Español: Machis tocando el "kultrun". Fotografia de 1900, Sec... More

Ikpukhuak and his shaman wife Higalik

Ikpukhuak and his shaman wife Higalik

Ikpukhuak and his shaman wife Higalik (Ice House) who "adopted" en:Diamond Jenness. Picture was taken by en:Hubert Wilkins between 1913-1916.

James Teit Medicine man

James Teit Medicine man

Deutsch: Tahltan-Medizinmann James Teit

Tahltan dancers

Tahltan dancers

Tahltan shaman and dancers, British Columbia, Canada

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 (CHS-3767)

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 (CHS-3...

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 Photograph of a Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899. He is sitting on a log outside. He holds the end of a narrow lea... More

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 (CHS-3780)

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 (CHS-3...

Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899 Photograph of a Havasupai Indian man, Rock Jones, leading medicine man, ca.1899. Portrait from the waist up. He is sitting outside. He wears a bu... More

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 (CHS-3466)

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 (CHS-3466)

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 Photograph of the chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900. The portrait shows the man from the abdomen up. He is outside in front of the wall of a stick and mud dwel... More

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 (CHS-3475)

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 (CHS-3475)

The chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900 Photograph of the chief Yuma Indian medicine man, ca.1900. Portrait from the chest up. He is outside in front of the wall of a stick and mud dwelling with a thatched... More

"Skan-Doo A Kak-Von-Ton (Eagle Clan). Most notorious, crafty old medicine man of all Thlinget shaman." - NARA - 298056
Russischer Photograph um 1900 - Ein sojotischer (oder tuwinischer) Schamane bei der Arbeit (Zeno Fotografie)

Russischer Photograph um 1900 - Ein sojotischer (oder tuwinischer) Sch...

Deutsch: Russischer Photograph um 1900: Ein sojotischer (oder tuwinischer) Schamane bei der Arbeit

Running Antelope, Tsuu T'ina shaman (24438494212)

Running Antelope, Tsuu T'ina shaman (24438494212)

From the Harry Pollard fonds, P29.

Postcard, photographic print (BM Am,B21.24)

Postcard, photographic print (BM Am,B21.24)

Postcard (black and white with colour); a Northwest Coast (Haida or Tlingit?) shaman; he wears a carved wolf mask on his head, a nose ring, a button blanket, and he holds a raven rattle in one hand and a large... More

NO-NB BLDSA GM2b138n

NO-NB BLDSA GM2b138n

Norsk bokmål: Rumbur Valley, Chitral, NWFP, Pakistan Fra høyre til venstre: 1) Mahmad Isa, språkinformant for kalasha, 2)høvdingen (malik) av en ukjent landsby, 3) sjamanen, spådomspresten (dehar) English: Rumb... More

Seminole Josie Billie with Family and Dog WDL4029

Seminole Josie Billie with Family and Dog WDL4029

Русский: На данном снимке, сделанном на болоте Биг-Сайпресс во Флориде неподалеку от озера Дип-Лейк в апреле 1921 года, изображен Джози Билли и его семья. Билли родился 12 декабря 1887 года в семье первого в и... More

Hamatsa shaman2

Hamatsa shaman2

"Hamatsa emerging from the woods--Koskimo" "Hamatsa shaman, three-quarter length portrait, seated on ground in front of tree, facing front, possessed by supernatural power after having spent several days in the... More

Yuta circa 1955

Yuta circa 1955

Yuta(Okinawan shamans) circa 1955日本語: 1955年頃のユタ

Pygmy shaman

Pygmy shaman

Talking with a pygmy shaman in Africa. The photo probably taken by Kazimierz Nowak (1897-1937, the author is on the photo; taken probably by a self-timer) during his trip through Africa - a Polish traveller, co... More

Aglegmiut shaman in costume, with boy, ca 1912 (THWAITES 115)

Aglegmiut shaman in costume, with boy, ca 1912 (THWAITES 115)

Although forbidden by the Christian missionaries, these masks and outsized hands were still made and used in the early 1900s by the Aglegmiut. The photographs taken by John Thwaite are believed to be the only... More

Bobohizans

Bobohizans

Kadazan priestess

Bourdaret-EnCorée-p304b-crop

Bourdaret-EnCorée-p304b-crop

Français : Autel chamaniste du col de Tong-sol. English: Shamanism altar at the Tong-sol pass.

P257c Shaman of the Yenisei-Ostiaks

P257c Shaman of the Yenisei-Ostiaks

Shaman of the Yenisei-Ostiaks Русский: Енисейский остяк. Шаман.

Ceremonial assemblage of Indian shamans of high rank. - NARA - 298054

Ceremonial assemblage of Indian shamans of high rank. - NARA - 298054

Attributed to B.A. Haldane in Bringing our History into Focus: Re-Developing the work of B.A. Haldane, 19th Century Tsimshian Photographer by Mique’l Askren; April 16, 2010 who identifies the photograph as Chie... More

E. Pfitzenmayer, Sibirische Rauchwaren (1908) Sibirische Jäger, ein tungusischer Schamane

E. Pfitzenmayer, Sibirische Rauchwaren (1908) Sibirische Jäger, ein tu...

Deutsch: E. Pfitzenmayer: Sibirische Rauchwaren (1908), Nr. 43, S. 1869 Sibirische Jäger, ein tungusischer Schamane.

Intérieur de la yourte d'un chaman

Intérieur de la yourte d'un chaman

Français : Intérieur de la yourte d'un chaman (le chaman toungouse dont figure la photographie dans cette série de vues sibériennes ?)

Inuit medicine man and boy 1900

Inuit medicine man and boy 1900

an Inuit medicine man and a boy in 1900 Description given at the source: "(...) photograph of Eskimo medicine man and sick boy. It was made in 1900." (text from same source)

Ket shaman 1914

Ket shaman 1914

1913 photograph of a shaman of the Ket people. Caption says "Shaman of the Yenisei-Ostiaks (Sumarokova, Sept. 16th)".

Koryak shaman woman

Koryak shaman woman

Koryak shaman woman

Nanai shaman, 19th century

Nanai shaman, 19th century

Nanai_shaman,_19th_centurylabel QS:Len,"Nanai_shaman,_19th_century" label QS:Lhu,"Nanaj sámán, 19. század"

PSM V40 D207 Shaman crown
Sciamano buriate

Sciamano buriate

Français : Un chaman toungouse.

Shaman Buryatia

Shaman Buryatia

Buriat shaman Русский: Бурятский шаман. Открытка. 1904 год.

Haida shaman in mask kneeling over man covered in blanket, Alaska, circa 1886-1890 (AL+CA 6088)

Haida shaman in mask kneeling over man covered in blanket, Alaska, cir...

De Groff 526 Printed on mat: Witchcraft. Shaman and Sick Man (Hydah). PH Coll 317.60 Subjects (LCTGM): Shamans--Alaska; Haida Indians--Spiritual life--Alaska; Supernatural practices--Alaska; Haida Indians--Cl... More

Native shaman, Alaska, circa 1905 (AL+CA 6717)

Native shaman, Alaska, circa 1905 (AL+CA 6717)

Caption on image: Indian Witch Doctor. Case & Draper. PH Coll 413.Album 16.24c Subjects (LCTGM): Shamans--Alaska; Alaska Natives--Spiritual life; Supernatural practices--Alaska; Alaska Natives--Clothing & dre... More

Shaman standing, holding witch in kneeling position, Alaska, circa 1886-1890 (AL+CA 6087)

Shaman standing, holding witch in kneeling position, Alaska, circa 188...

De Groff 523 Printed on mat: Witchcraft. Shaman Tying witch. PH Coll 317.59 Subjects (LCTGM): Shamans--Alaska; Witches--Alaska; Alaska Natives--Spiritual life; Supernatural practices--Alaska; Alaska Natives--... More

Tlingit Shaman kneeling over man covered in blanket, Alaska, circa 1886-1890 (AL+CA 6089)

Tlingit Shaman kneeling over man covered in blanket, Alaska, circa 188...

De Groff 527 Printed on mat: Witchcraft. Shaman and Sick Man (Thlingit). PH Coll 317.61 Subjects (LCTGM): Shamans--Alaska; Tlingit Indians--Spiritual life--Alaska; Supernatural practices--Alaska; Tlingit Indi... More

Bulletin (1946) (20400381266)

Bulletin (1946) (20400381266)

Title: Bulletin Identifier: bulletin14311946smit (find matches) Year: 1901 (1900s) Authors: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Subjects: Ethnology Publisher: Washington : G. P. O. Contribut... More

Bulletin (1948) (20433273561)

Bulletin (1948) (20433273561)

Title: Bulletin Identifier: bulletin14331948smit (find matches) Year: 1901 (1900s) Authors: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology Subjects: Ethnology Publisher: Washington : G. P. O. Contribut... More

In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria (1903) (14741413446)

In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the na...

Identifier: inuttermosteastb00hawe (find matches) Title: In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Kor... More

Natives of northern India (1907) (14742112166)

Natives of northern India (1907) (14742112166)

Identifier: nativesofnorther00croo (find matches) Title: Natives of northern India Year: 1907 (1900s) Authors: Crooke, William, 1848-1923 Subjects: Ethnology -- India India -- Social conditions India -- Des... More

Ontario Sessional Papers, 1916, No.17-18 (1916) (14780828822)

Ontario Sessional Papers, 1916, No.17-18 (1916) (14780828822)

Identifier: p6ontariosession48ontauoft (find matches) Title: Ontario Sessional Papers, 1916, No.17-18 Year: 1916 (1910s) Authors: ONTARIO. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Subjects: Publisher: Contributing Library: R... More

The American Museum journal (c1900-(1918)) (17971471738)

The American Museum journal (c1900-(1918)) (17971471738)

Title: The American Museum journal Identifier: americanmuseumjo03amer (find matches) Year: c1900-(1918) (c190s) Authors: American Museum of Natural History Subjects: Natural history Publisher: New York : Amer... More

Nesjaja Hatali - Navaho, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Nesjaja Hatali - Navaho, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Nesjaja Hatali, medicine man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Nesjaja Hatali - Navaho, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Nesjaja Hatali - Navaho, Head and Shoulders Portrait

Nesjaja Hatali, medicine man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Goldi shaman priest and assistant

Goldi shaman priest and assistant

Published as halftone in Harper's Weekly, 1897, p. 809. Similar to lantern slide W7-1149. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift; Colorado Historical Society; 1949. Forms part ... More

A witch-doctor treating an old chief [Pouring quarts of medicine down his throat.]
Edward S. Curtis - Giving the medicine--Navaho

Edward S. Curtis - Giving the medicine--Navaho

Photograph shows aNavajo shaman giving medicine to participant sitting atop blanket(?) used in sweatbath, as two others look on. Title from item. Curtis no. 1057-04. Inscribed on verso: Yebichai giving the medi... More

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Published as halftone in Harper's Weekly, 1897, p. 807. Similar to lantern slide W7-1144. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift; Colorado Historical Society; 1949. Forms part ... More

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Goldes shaman priest in his regalia

Published as halftone in Harper's Weekly, 1897, p. 807. Similar to lantern slide W7-1144. Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage film negative. Gift; Colorado Historical Society; 1949. Forms part ... More