Canyon de Chelly National Monument established on April 1, 1931 as a unit of the National Park Service. It is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Pueblo Peoples (also called Anasazi) and Navajo.
Crazy Horse (1840-77) was a leader of the Oglala Lakota. He took up arms against the U.S. Federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories & way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party at the Battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876. After surrendering to U.S. troops in 1877, he was fatally wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment at Camp Robinson, Nebraska. He ranks among the most notable & iconic of Native American tribal members.
Apache Papoose. It was made in 1903 by Edward S. Curtis.
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.
a yankton sioux woman of native american and white mixed ancestry. she went on to write the first american indian opera, the sun opera, in 1913. she was also a musician and composer and later went on to work for the reform of the Indian policies in the unites states.
La Plata Mountains of Southern Colorado