Hamatsa Dancer

Hamatsa Dancer

Hamatsa Dancer

You are viewing an important image of Hamatsa Emerging From Woods. It was taken in 1914 by Edward S. Curtis.

The picture shows Hamatsa shaman, three-quarter length portrait, seated on ground in front of tree, facing front, possessed by supernatural power after having spent several days in the woods as part of an initiation ritual.

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Image ID# 61727C70

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