Near the Southern tips of Angola, reside the Mbalantu tribes of Namibia. Mbalantu women are known for their headdresses. At the age of twelve, young girls in Mbalantu tribes begin preparing their hair for the
This 1910 Edward S. Curtis photograph shows a Wishxam bride wearing a dentalium shell wedding headdress. Historically, the Wishxam (or Wishram) people lived on the north bank of the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon.
Indian Woman Stretching Hides in front of her Tipi. It was made in Montana in 1908 by Edward S.The photo illustrates a Crow (Apsaroke) woman stretching a hide that has been secured to the ground by stakes.