'A Medicine Man Administering to a Patient', North America, 1857.

 
'A Medicine Man Administering to a Patient', North America, 1857.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving of a Native American shaman or traditional healer shaking a rattle or gourd, a pipe at his feet. His patient rests under furs. Illustration from 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 6' by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), published in Philadelphia in 1857.

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