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Native Americans

We didn’t have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents. Without a prison, there can be no delinquents. We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves. When someone was so poor that he couldn’t afford a horse, a tent or a blanket, he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift. We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.

Lakota beaded dress

Ute man, circa 1871 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This morning we feature a portrait of Amos Two Bulls, a Sioux Brave. The picture was taken in 1900. By this time, the traditional Indian lifestyle had pretty much come to an end. Most were living on reservations at this point. Amos Two Bulls was a member of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.

Old Picture of the Day: Native American

Little Wolf and Others at Fort Laramie by Alexander Gardner, 1868 According to P. Powell, the man on the left is Short Hair

Northern Cheyenne -

Rain In The Face. At the Battle of Little Big Horn, he was alleged to have cut the heart out of Thomas Custer. According to legend, he was fulfilling a vow of vengeance. He thought Captain Tom Custer had unjustly imprisoned him in 1874 for the murder of Dr. John Honsinger. Some accounts claim that he had personally killed George Custer as well, but a number of similar claims have been attributed to other warriors. Late in his life, he denied killing George Custer or mutilating Tom Custer.

Randy’L He-dow Teton (born 1976) is the Shoshone woman who posed as the model for the US Sacagawea dollar coin, first issued in 2000. She is the first Native American woman to pose for an American coin and the only living person whose image appears on American currency

Randy’L He-dow Teton

Joseph Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, by Heyn & Matzen Photo, 1900

Geronimo, Chiricahua Apache Chief (1905) - Edward Curtis

blackfeet indian | Blackfeet Indian Camp Many Glacier Region Native Americana

Goose Face, Dakota Sioux, by Heyn Photo, ca. 1900

close up of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, son of a Commanche brave and a kidnapped white girl named Cynthia Ann Parker, taken at age 9 from Ft. Parker in Mexia, TX. The fort still stands and can be toured today.

Gil Birmingham (Comanche) & Johnny Depp (Cherokee)

tribal princess, she's beautiful.

Apache Chief You are viewing an original photograph of an Apache Chief. The photo is by Curtis, and was taken in 1905. Curtis captioned the image, "Jicarilla man".

Trotting Wolf and wife - Kiowa - no date

Nez Perce Chief Joseph, Fort Spokane, Washington, possibly Oct. 1886.

This photo of John Smith (Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence), a Chippewa Indian from Cass Lake, Minnesota, was taken when he was supposedly at 129 years old.

the 12 Lakota Virtues

Burden Basket...reminder to leave burdens outside of your home. I love Native American culture!

Short Bull, Brule (or Sicangu) Sioux, by Heyn. Sometimes called Arnold Short Bull. Along with Kicking Bear, he was the principal leader of the Ghost Dance religion among the Sioux at Pine Ridge and Standing Rock Agencies. He was imprisoned in Illinois for a short period after Wounded Knee and then joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Born 1845, died 1915.

Timotsk (Jake Hunt), 1870, hereditary chief of the Klikitats : the only Indian survivor who, as a lad, saw the Lewis and Clark Expedition as it glided down the Columbia River in 1805-06 :: Western History

Many Horns ,Yanktonai Sioux Nakota