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An unidentified Tlingit medicine man

An unidentified Tlingit medicine man poses for a Winter & Pond photograph in this circa 1900 image. He wears the traditional attire of headdress, necklace, and leather apron. Shamans typically used rattles in their ceremonies. Alaska State Library.

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