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The Little Diomede medicine man Angakok

Titled "The Little Diomede medicine man Angakok, 1928," this image by Harold McCracken includes his note: "It was from this man from whom I obtained the medicine box with the contents of which (as he told me) he could cure any ailment of any individual on the island. It had been used by a good many Angakoks before him." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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