Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Calusa Shaman and His Apprentice

The Marco Island Historical Museum is a bit of a giggle, since "Historical" doesn't fit well with a city developed almost exclusively after 1960.  


Many of the exhibits are devoted to the Calusas, local Native Americans extinguished in the mid 1700s by famine, pestilence and settlers' rifles.  A shaman -- spiritual leader -- pays tribute to the gods with a daily offering.  His young apprentice assists in the ceremony.

10 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

There's a "shaman" running around in my area. He (or she), have been spotted on the Bronze Age Burial ground by a few people, but I'm yet to get a snap of the "shaman".

Tanya Breese said...

they are so realistic!

bill burke said...

They do look so real.

Kate said...

Dioramas can be both educational and entertaining!

William Kendall said...

They certainly do look realistic.

LOLfromPasa said...

For a moment, I thought I was looking at the real deal. Amazing!

RedPat said...

I thought they were real people, Jack!

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Sometimes, while wandering from blog to blog, a theme, by chance, emerges. Today's is 'extraordinarily strange'.

Taken For Granted said...

This was a sad period for American Indians. Many tribes suffered greatly and continued to suffer.

Kay said...

I agree with the others - these characters look very real. What is it about humankind that propels it to extinguish "others?"