This is probably one of the most depressingly heart-wrenching photos I've ever seen. Native American children taken from their families and put into school to assimilate them into white society. the slogan for this governmental campaign '"kill the Indian to save the man". No official apology has ever been issued.Never forgotten.
Many of the Native American photographs we enjoy can be credited to Edward Curtis. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Curtis realized that the traditional Native American lifestyle was coming to an end. He received a grant from J.P. Morgan to travel the country and photograph Native Americans in their traditional lifestyle and culture.
The US Capitol, Washington, DC as it appeared in 1861. Today (12 April) is the day in 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, ushing 4 years of civil war in America. By 1865, approx. 625,000 Amercians had perished as a result of the war. This was the deadliest war in American history.
Here is an extraordinary photo of an Indian Woman's Dress. It was taken in 1923 by Edward S. Curtis. The photo documents Ada Lopez Richards, in a full-length portrait, standing near the shore wearing a hat, necklaces, and dress. We have compiled this collection of photos mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact curator@old-pictu....
Geronimo (1829-1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
You are viewing an unusual image of Three Hopi Women on top of an Adobe House. It was taken in 1906 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows a stunning view of these Native American Women. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact curator@old-pictu....
On the website for Lunch-Box Dream, by Tony Abbott: Newly posted images of segregation signs from the Jim Crow era of American history, along with a link to an excellent topic exploration and lesson plan prepared for middle school classes. The book's characters would have encountered such signs. #kidlit #summerreading