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Title
Navajo, Arizona. A Navajo Medicine Man
Creator
Monsen, Frederick, 1865-1929
Date Created and/or Issued
approximately 1886 - 1911
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
A Navajo Medicine Man.
Title transcribed from item. Signed on mount: "© Frederick Monsen." Monsen's typed label on back says: "Navajo. Arizona. A Navajo Medicine Man. These men exercise a profound influence for good or evil in the tribe, but they themselves occasionally suffer if they successively fail to cure their patients. He is then believed to have lost his curative powers, or even to have become a wizard, and to prevent his doing further harm, the tribe may kill him."
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : black and white print ; 42.5 x 30 cm
Identifier
photCL 312
414241
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/6876
Subject
Indians of North America--Southwest, New
Navajo Indians
Photographs. (aat)
Place
Arizona
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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