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Native American Art and History

Sacajawea. She was stolen, held captive, sold, eventually she was reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker.

Black Eagle - Nez Perce - 1900

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), Chippewa lawyer; she was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law, in 1914. She worked in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians. Because she was a fluent French speaker, she offered her skills as a translator to the War Department during WWI.

Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Charles A. Eastman, 1933.

Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution

Kiowa mother and child - circa 1899

Lakota doll- 1890

Native American Chiricahua woman Elsie Vance Chestuen at Fort Sill.

american indian pottery - Bing Images - via http:/

Chief High Eagle, Blood, Calgary, AB, about 1925

MP-0000.328.12 | Chief High Eagle, Blood, Calgary, AB, about 1925

"Kindred Spirits" by Maija

Maija - Kindred Spirits -Native American Western Wildlife Art

Pow Wow Dancers in Minnesota. From left to right: Jingle dress dancer, Men's Northern Traditional, Men's Fancy Feather.

Cherokee Indian Chief | Lazy Boy. Indian Chief

Lazy Boy. Indian Chief

cherokee indians | Cherokee Indian | ~Amazing Women~

American Indian

Turquoise Jewelry - Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest

Eagle Dancer Potawatomi - Z.S. Liang

Native American beadwork. Cree, Alberta, Canada.

Tribal Art Finder