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The oldest Chamon [Shaman]

Dating from the 19th century, this image is labeled "The oldest Chamon [Shaman], or Medicine Man, in Northern Sound. Schieffelin Brothers Yukon River prospecting trip, 1882-83." The unnamed man is identified as a Yup’ik shaman. Charles O. Farciot photo. Alaska State Library.

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