Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans

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    • Wooden carvings representing spirits which were believed to protect shamans. These were attached to headdresses used by shamans in dances. 

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    • (Third from left)
      FIGURE
      Catalog No: E/ 320
      Culture: TLINGIT, AUK QWAN
      Locale: AK, JUNEAU BOROUGH?, SINTA-KA-HEEN-EE, AUK QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:14.5 W:4 [in CM]
      Subject: REPRESENTS DOCTOR PRACTICING ABOUT THE SICK
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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      (Fifth from left)
      CARVING, SHAMAN'S
      Catalog No: 19 / 526
      Culture: TLINGIT, INDERSTUKHA
      Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH?, INDERSTUKHA
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:18.5 W:4 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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      (Sixth from left)
      CARVING, SHAMAN'S
      Catalog No: 19 / 525
      Culture: TLINGIT, INDERSTUKHA
      Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH?, INDERSTUKHA
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:18 W:4 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT

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      (Seventh from left)
      CARVING, SHAMAN'S
      Catalog No: 19 / 509
      Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
      Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:20 W:5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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      (Eight from left)
      CARVING, SHAMAN'S
      Catalog No: 19 / 510
      Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKAT
      Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKAT
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: WOOD
      Dimensions: L:22 W:4.5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.   

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