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1880 Sitting portrait of Ouray, Native American Ute leader. He wears braids, a fringed buckskin shirt, leggings, and boots. The image was taken during the Utes' last treaty negotiations at Washington, D. C., only months before Ouray's death. "The Ute shirt, worn by Ouray in this and other 1880 photographs was presented by his wife, Chipeta, to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz, after Ouray's death in August 1880 and is now in the Heve Museum of the American Indian, New York City."

  • Sharon Leete

    chief Ouray was from Colorado Some say he haunts the Red Rocks park and foot hill country just west of Denver

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va. - before entering school - seven Indian children of uneducated parents - 1899-1900

Standing Holy, daughter of Sitting Bull, 1885

Slow Bull Praying to the Great Spirit. It was created in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis. The photograph presents Slow Bull, squatting, wearing breechcloth, holding pipe with mouthpiece pointing skyward, buffalo skull at his feet.

Chief White Bull: 1849 – 1947. He was the nephew of Sitting Bull and participated in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Some believe he killed Custer. Prior to becoming a combatant against Custer, White Bull was already an accomplished fighter. He had taken part in at least 20 battles, against the US Army and other tribes. White Bull was shot on two occasions, in addition to other injuries received in battle, he also underwent the torturous Sun Dance more than once.

Sitting Bull and his family.

Spotted Eagle, Sitting Bull's head chief during the late Indian war.

Red Cloud's Granddaughter. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian.

Gall. 1840-1894. He was a great warrior and became a war chief in his twenties. Leading the Lakota in their long war against the US, he served with Sitting Bull during several battles, including the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. A modern reassessment of the Battle of Little Bighorn has given Gall greater credit for several crucial tactical decisions that contributed to the Sioux and Cheyenne's defeat of the five companies of cavalry led by Custer of the 7th Cavalry.

Chief Little Wound was the war chief who directed the Sioux against General Crook at old Fort Fetterman in the early 1870's and would have defeated him had reinforcements not reached him at the last moment when all seemed lost. The arrival of these reinforcements was all that prevented the massacre of General Crook's entire command at the hands of Little Wound and his band of warriors.

Little Big Man was Crazy Horse's lieutenant. After surrendering along with Crazy Horse, he switched allegiance and was directly involved with Crazy Horse's death by assisting in pinning his arms. It was said that Little Big Man was crafty, but with considerable ability and presence, and was a recognized trouble maker. After being bayoneted by a soldier, the last words, uttered by Crazy Horse to Little Big Man and others, were "Let me go, my friends. You have got me hurt enough."

Mohave Child 1907. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian.

Apache Child. Photo by Edward S. Curtis.

Curley, Crow male, Curley was a scout for General George Custer and fought at the battle of Little Bighorn.

Young Native American Girl (Lucille) - taken in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis.

Standing Holy, daughter of Sitting Bull, 1885

Muskogee/Creek queen Ella Monohwee - her family came to Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears