EDWARD S Curtis shot Indians. Not with guns and riffles, which was common at the time, but with a camera. His goal was not only to photograph, but also to document as much American Indian traditions as possible before that way of life disappeared. In the first decade of the twentieth century Curtis and his camera with tripod visited more than eighty tribes in North America. The Native Americans portrayed wear the fashion at the time, like a bear parka, a buffalo ushanka hat and a haute coutur...
Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
Chief Washakie was born to a Flathead (Salish) father and and Lemhi Shoshone mother.His prowess in battle, his efforts for peace, and his commitment to his people's welfare made him one of the most respected leaders in Native American history. Upon his death in 1900, he became the only known Native American to be given a full military funeral - Native American