Native American Tribute
The Elders say Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to pray for our women and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sing the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people. So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep our people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest.
In the beginning we were told that the human beings who walk about on the Earth have been provided with all the things necessary for life. The original instructions direct that we who walk about on Earth are to express a great respect, an affection and a gratitude toward all the spirits which create and support Life. . . . When people cease to respect and express gratitude for these many things, then all life will be destroyed, and human life on this planet will come to an end. . . .
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” —Black Elk
Woxie Haury, Northern Cheyenne
Ghost Dancer - Lakota Nation
Navajo girl getting her hair done using a Navajo hairbrush made of dry grass strands.
Native North American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea 1912
Above we show a moving photo of Bird Rattle, an Indian Man. It was made in 1909 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents a Half-length portrait of this Indian man, facing front, wearing beaded buckskin shirt, with one feather, and loop necklace. We have compiled this collection of artwork mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact mailto:curator@ol....
Here we present an historic image of an Old-time Nez Perce Indian Warrior. It was taken in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows a Nez Perce Warrior wearing a loin cloth and moccasins, on horseback. We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact email@example.com. Image ID# 75A03285
Old-time Indian Warrior
Arrowmaker, an Ojibwa brave, USA, circa 1890.
Ground Spider, Oglala Sioux, by Heyn Photo, 1899