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Native American Art and History

Native American Art and History

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Rita Coolidge - Native American, Cherokee

Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando, for his performance in The Godfather, when he boycotted the 45th Academy Awards ceremony on March 27, 1973, in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.

Maria Tallchief January 24, 1925 - April 11, 2013 Ms. Tallchief was the first Native American (she was of the Osage Nation) to become prima ballerina of a major company.

Driving into the Sunset..1905

Old Picture of the Day: Driving into the Sunset

A young Native American Indian women with her infant baby.

A Caddo Indian village such as used to exist in parts of present-day Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.

Edward S. Curtis I chose this picture because of the depth of field and how good of a picture it is considering it was made in the 1800s blog.findyourbrea...

Edward Curtis photos of Native Americans (35 pics)

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

February 27 1973 The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Leaders Russell Means (Oglala Sioux) and Carter Camp (Ponca), with 200 activists and the Lakota (Sioux) of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town for 71 days to protest government failures to honor treaties with Native Americans. Many supporters joined the protest. There was public sympathy for the occupation, as Americans were becoming more aware of injustice related to American Indians.

Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill - 1885

A Candid Shot Of Robin Williams Performing In 1979 New York City

Crazy Bull - Arapaho

Crazy Bull - Arapaho

Indian medicine pouch

Neck Bags / Medicine Pouches of the Native American Indian

Geronimo's grave in the Apache Cemetery, Ft. Sill, OK.

Photo: Geronimo's grave -

Wonderful colored photo of a Native American, 1905

Old Hopes & Boots — ca. 1905

Apache Indian

Ah-Weh-Eyu (Pretty Flower), Seneca Indian girl, 1908

Little Horse - Oglala - 1899

Michael Spears is an American actor. Spears was born in Lower Brulé Reservation, South Dakota to Native American parents.

At the Bar: I Didn't Forget

In and north of the United States there were some twenty well-defined types of native dwellings, varying from the mere brush shelter to the five-storied pueblo.

native quotes | Native American News

Navajo Code Talkers

Preparing for the Dance ~ Ray Swanson