Eskimo Medicine Man. Alaska, Exorcising Evil Spirits from a Sick Boy (description from image on photograph itself). Found in the collections of the Library of Congress, a copy of this photo also appears in the Thwaits Collection, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, where it is identified as having been photographed in Nushagak, Alaska in the 1890s (Fienup-Riordan, Ann. (1994).
Le pélerinage a commencé dés le moyen âge, après la découverte du tombeau de saint Jacques au début du IXe siècle.