Yupik Shaman exorcising evil spirits from a sick boy, Nushagak, Alaska, 1890s

Yupik Shaman exorcising evil spirits from a sick boy, Nushagak, Alaska, 1890s

Yakut-Sakha costume

Yakut-Sakha costume

Yakut Shaman with a shamanic drum

Yakut Shaman with a shamanic drum

Yakut Shaman (Siberia, Russia)

Yakut Shaman (Siberia, Russia)

West siberians

West siberians

West siberians

West siberians

Urarina Shaman, 1988 Peru

Urarina Shaman, 1988 Peru

Uralic languages. The language isolate Yukaghir is conjectred by some to be related to Uralic

Uralic languages. The language isolate Yukaghir is conjectred by some to be related to Uralic

Turckic language map

Turkic language map

Tsimshian Shaman

Tsimshian Shaman

Shaman's Shaker-Dundas

Shaman's Shaker-Dundas

Shaman's Ceremonial Apron from Siberia

Shaman's Ceremonial Apron from Siberia

Shaman Khorolkan of the Kambaghir tribe of the Evenk, first quarter of the nineteenth century

Shaman Khorolkan of the Kambaghir tribe of the Evenk, first quarter of the nineteenth century

Shaman holding a séance by fire. Settlement Kyzyl, region Tuva, Russia

Shaman holding a séance by fire. Settlement Kyzyl, region Tuva, Russia

Shaman from an equatorial Amazonian forest. June 2006

Shaman from an equatorial Amazonian forest. June 2006

Sami Shaman with his drum

Sami Shaman with his drum

Papua New Guinean Shaman

Papua New Guinean Shaman

Navajo Shaman Ceremony

Navajo Shaman Ceremony

Koryak group with a drum, 1915

Koryak group with a drum, 1915

Ket Shaman, 1914

Ket Shaman, 1914

Hopi Snake-Shaman

Hopi Snake-Shaman

Haida Shamans

Haida Shamans

Haida Shamans

Haida Shamans

Female-Shaman Hupa

Female-Shaman Hupa

Eskimo branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family

Eskimo branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family

Evenki Shaman costume

Evenki Shaman costume

Crow Shamans (Two Spirits)

Crow-Shamans (Two Spirits)

Crow-Shaman

Crow-Shaman

An Altai Kizhi or Khakas shaman woman — it cannot be decided exactly from the image alone, which of the two is the exact origin of the shaman. Early 20th century

An Altai Kizhi or Khakas shaman woman — it cannot be decided exactly from the image alone, which of the two is the exact origin of the shaman. Early 20th century

A Gitxsan (Tsimshian) soulcatcher amulet

A Gitxsan (Tsimshian) soulcatcher amulet

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