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Zitkala-Ša ("Red Bird"), given the name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin by boarding-school missionaries, was a Sioux crusader who wrote several books, and also was a musician who composed the first opera by a Native American. She campaigned for the reform of the Indian policies in the Unites States. See her story at link. This photo of her is by Gertrude Käsebier #explorer #adventurer #pioneer #fearless #TheExploratrice
Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.