It depends on what you want to know. I know more about shape-shifting than I do Shamanism. It is worth noting here that not all Shamans - not even all Native American Shamans - are/were shape-shifters. In fact, the practice was seen as "evil" among many tribes and those who mastered it were often outsiders who were seen as negative forces. There were, however, those tribes who saw this practice as a gift and whom embraced the shape-shifter. It's also worth pointing out that just because someone is/was a shape-shifter doesn't mean they are a Shaman.
at 4:28 PM on Aug. 26, 2012