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Title
A medicine head dress, Blackfoot
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 18, plate 638
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
By long usage the term "medicine" in the sense of supernatural has become firmly fixed in the literature of American Indians, and especially the plains tribes. A head-dress of the sort here depicted consists of some part of the body, sometimes the entire skin, of the creature that appeared as a spirit in a dream of the wearer and instructed him how to have its help, especially in war.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00422.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/422
Language
English
Subject
Alberta
Bow River (Alta.)
Canada
Headdresses
Manners and customs
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
Shamans
Siksika Indians
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.18 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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