Cherokee Indians value their family, however different from most situations, the women is under absolute control of everything. She holds her clans name, all the children belong to her, and the man must settle in her village after the marriage ceremony. The man is there to make children and provide meat for the family. As the husband’s ability to hunt exceeded the needs of his family, it is common that he is then allowed to have more than 1 wife.

Cherokee Indians value their family, however different from most situations, the women is under absolute control of everything. She holds her clans name, all the children belong to her, and the man must settle in her village after the marriage ceremony. The man is there to make children and provide meat for the family. As the husband’s ability to hunt exceeded the needs of his family, it is common that he is then allowed to have more than 1 wife.

*Old Bets, a Sioux woman 120 years old, will long be remembered with gratitude by many of the Minnesota Captives for her kindness to them while among the Sioux in 1862. Photo from an Albumen print; Carte-de-visite. William Blackmore Coll. Album 9.

*Old Bets, a Sioux woman 120 years old, will long be remembered with gratitude by many of the Minnesota Captives for her kindness to them while among the Sioux in 1862. Photo from an Albumen print; Carte-de-visite. William Blackmore Coll. Album 9.

Elderly Black confederate veteran. Many free blacks, with business, living in or around New Orleans put on the Confederate uniform to protect their property from Union forces after reaching out to General Robert E. Lee.

Elderly Black confederate veteran. Many free blacks, with business, living in or around New Orleans put on the Confederate uniform to protect their property from Union forces after reaching out to General Robert E. Lee.

African American physicians in the ER trying to save a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

African American physicians in the ER trying to save a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

*1892 - Quanah Parker and his wife Tonasa. He was Comanche/Scots-Irish from the Comanche band Noconis, Comanche chief, leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a European American, who had been kidnapped at the age of nine and assimilated into the tribe

*1892 - Quanah Parker and his wife Tonasa. He was Comanche/Scots-Irish from the Comanche band Noconis, Comanche chief, leader in the Native American Church, and the last leader of the powerful Quahadi band before they surrendered their battle of the Great Plains and went to a reservation in Indian Territory. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a European American, who had been kidnapped at the age of nine and assimilated into the tribe

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