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Native American pictures

~An orphan born on a Winnebago reservation in Nebraska, Henry Roe Cloud 1884–1950, was the first Native American to earn a degree from Yale. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there, and most significantly, according to the Yale press release, “devoted his life to promoting the self-identity and well-being of fellow American Indians.”~ #winnebago

"In 1967, Betty Mae Jumper became the first woman elected chair of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. She was the first woman to lead a major Native American tribe in the 20th century United States. Jumper was among the first Florida Seminoles to earn a high school diploma. She trained as a nurse and helped provide healthcare among the Seminoles, scattered in numerous camps from Indian River County to the Tamiami Trail."--State Library & Archives of Florida, on Flickr Commons

Comanche Native American Warrior by Bretz of Fort Sill - Oklahoma Territory (c.1880s).

close up of Sitting Bulls son:

Sitting Bull – The Photographs |

The ancient bow-making tradition has never died among Oklahoma Choctaws, and today many work to ensure the survival of the artform

Bows and Arrows - Choctaw Nation Cultural Services

Navajo National Monument, Arizona, US Copyright: Paul Westcott. I slightly remember seeing a little of this with my parents when I was a young girl. Amazing site to see.

La-roo-chuk-a-la-shar (Sun Chief, aka His Chiefly Sun) - Pawnee 1868

Geronimo (1829-1909), Chiricahua Apache warrior, 1903 portrait by J.W. Collins.

Crow Man - 1883

Navajo Girl - "Navajo Smile" taken in 1904 by Edward S. Curtis.

Girl with Smile

Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches. He was never captured by the Army, but decided to surrender and lead his tribe into the white man's culture, only when he saw that there was no alternative - Native American

portrait of a young Navajo princess, photograph by E.O. Hoppe, 1927

Molly Spotted Elk (b. 1903), Penobscot Tribe- A Native American Glamour Actress and dancer who gained success in New York and Paris in the 1920s and 30s in silent films.

photos by Edward S Curtis

Welcome -

Native Americans. No, not the Hollywood kind, the true American Indians. The ones we mercilessly massacred, harassed, and tried to wipe from the earth. The ones we drove onto Reservation, which is just a nice word for a concentration camp. The people who continue to suffer because of our prejudice and stereotypes.

Johnny Cash & Elvis, Both Cherokee. That is something that I never knew. :)

Johnny Cash Free Ringtones, Pictures, Images, & Album Covers

Chief Dewey Beard or Wasu Maza ('Iron Hail', 1858-1955) was Minneconjou Lakota, fought in Battle of Little Big Horn as teenager. After George Armstrong Custer's defeat, Wasu Maza followed Sitting Bull into exile in Canada, then back to So Dakota, where he lived on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. When he died in 1955, at age of 96, Dewey Beard was last known Lakota survivor of Battle of Little Big Horn, & last know survivor of Wounded Knee Massacre.

Susan La Flesche Picotte broke new ground as the first female Native American to become a doctor. She left the Omaha reservation to earn her medical degree at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. She returned to the reservation and worked as a physician for her people until 1894.

Alfredo Rodriguez American Indian Art