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Lakota Nakota Dakota Women

This covers the life of women throughout the Sioux area, including Santee. There is so much on the men of the Nation, so let us focus on the grandmothers, mothers, and children that are the backbone of the People.
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Yellow Eyes (Ishtazi or Istha Zha Zha), Lakota Nation, photo by Frank Fiske 1906. Yellow Eyes was an informant for Sitting Bull and was with him at the Battle of Little Big Horn. She and her family escaped with him to Canada and returned with him when he surrendered in 1881. She went on to Fort Peck with her son and husband and the other warriors. Information obtained from one of her descendants, Dorothy Eiken.


Mrs. Yellow Eye

Lakota Sioux anthropologist, educator and writer Beatrice Medicine, born on this date in 1923 (d. 2005), advocated on behalf of Native women and other minorities, children and the LGBT community, among others.


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Brooklyn Museum: American Art: Handsome Morning -- A Dakota

She Went Through a Crowd, a Native American Sioux woman, posed outside on a fur skin rug over the snow covered ground, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. Date 1891.


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Roseanne Freese

Zitkala-Sa was a beautiful Yankton Sioux woman of First Nation and European ancestry. She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of the First Nations policies in the United States.



Dakota Native American & dog. The dog was the only work animal indigenous Americans had until the horse was introduced. In many native languages the word for horse derives from dog.


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Two Bear's daughter, Dakota woman, 1/2 length studio portrait with painted backdrop, wearing braided hair with ornamentation, dentalium shell earrings & necklaces. Dated: 188? What is her name and where was this photo taken?


Two Bear's daughter, Dakota, wearing elaborate hair ornaments, bust :: Western History