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Image number
UIG1583255
Title
Yokut Medicine Man, California, c.1930 (b/w photo)
Date
1930 AD (C20th AD)
Description
California: c. 1930 Medicine men taught their songs and dances to young boys chosen to carry on the traditions of the tribe. This Yokut medicine man is playing his split clap sticks by shaking them in time to his song. The dancing costume is a skirt of eagle down tipped with red-tailed hawk feathers. The hat is a basket decorated with eagle down, and raven and magpie feathers.
Photo credit
Underwood Archives/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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