Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A black and white photograph of a man seated on a woven blanket, with implements made of earthenware and other natural materials spread out around him. He is dressed in woven sandals, fringed leather pants, and an elaborately decorated headband. He leans over a piece of birch bark, and uses his right hand to write on it. Behind the man, three poles are tied together to form an "H" shape. A woven bag or cloth is hanging on the horizontal pole.

Title: Chippewa Indian medicine man scratching on birch bark a charm to be recited when gathering roots for medicine

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Source: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library

Copyright/Permissions: “Chippewa Indian medicine man scratching on birch bark a charm to be recited when gathering roots for medicine.” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

Location(s): North America

 

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