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Iivana Jehkinpoika Shemeikka (1843 - 1911), tunnetaan paremmin nimellä Jehkin Iivana, oli taitava karjalainen runonlaulaja ja kanteleen soittaja Suistamon Muuannosta. - I. K. Inha on ikuistanut hänet Raja-Karjalassa kesällä 1895

Karelian Iivana Shemeikka plays kantele, the traditional stringinstrument.

Aino Sibelius ja Saimi Järnefelt lapsineen Suvirannan pihallaKuva Järnefeltin suvun perhealbumista

Aino Sibelius ja Saimi Järnefelt lapsineen Suvirannan pihallaKuva Järnefeltin suvun perhealbumista

laplander w. reindeer during the russo-finnish war |  finland 1940 | foto: carl mydans

Laplander helping to move reindeer away from Soviet positions during the Finnish Winter Wa, Finland, By Carl Mydans

Today, especially in New Age circles, the term ‘shamanism’ is often used in a generalised way to describe all kinds of indigenous magical practices in a wide range of cultures worldwide. What is Siberian Shamanism?

Shaman from Siberia, photographed with his drum in 1882

Hunters with prized Karelian bear dogI K. Inha Tolvajärvi, 1894. photo credit:National Board of Antiquities

Hunters with prized Karelian bear dog I K. Inha Tolvajärvi, photo credit:National Board of Antiquities - Finland

From prehistoric times in Finland there were two indigenous peoples—the Finns and the Saami—and both developed rich shamanic traditions.   A...

Karelian poem singing brothers Poavila and Triihvo Jamanen reciting traditional Finnish folk poetry, Russia, 1894

Sami family.  Sweet photo.

Nomad Sami Finland - White Wolf : Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

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