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Native America

North America's true historical people and their origins, customs and tribal customs. These are our true North American ancestors and deserve their rights, their history.

Black Horse - second chief of the Comanches behind Quanah Parker. After surrendering in 1875, Black Horse was sent to prison in Florida. Returning to the reservation in 1878, he soon left for Texas under the pretense of hunting buffalo - a move which turned into what is considered the last Indian raid in Texas. After a running gun battle with Texas Rangers, W B Anglin (ranger) was killed north of Midland TX. Black Horse wisely left and returned to the reservation and settled down forever.

Zitkala-Ša, also known by the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Sioux writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist. She wrote several works chronicling her struggles in her youth as she was pulled between the influences of dominant American culture and her own Native American heritage, & books in English that brought traditional Native American stories to a widespread white readership for one of the first times. Bonnin co-composed the first American Indian opera.

Edward Curtis..

> Blackfoot, Bow River, by Edward S. Curtis

Edward Curtis Yellow Kidney by griffinlb, via Flickr

Long Time Sleep - Indian (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

Iron Hawk (aka Amos Little), Chase Close To Lodge (aka Charles) - Oglala - 1900

Sacred Feathers...Feathers in hair for Native Americans had a spiritual meaning. They were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with the Spirit, and to show off their divine wisdom. Feathers also represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind. Sometime feathers were representative of courage during a battle or a successful hunt.

Beautiful! / Richard White Bull - Oglala - 1899

Quanah (aka Fragrance, aka Quanah Parker) - Comanche/Scots-Irish - 1880

Bessy Big Bear holding her son, Little Beaver - Northern Cheyenne - no date

Mourning Dove (aka Christal Quintasket) - Okanagan – 1915

Tcinkusui (aka Man Who Walks Alone, aka Michel) - Flathead - 1884

Mo-Se-Che-He (aka Mrs. Lookout) and her son, Fred Lookout - Osage – 1913

Two Whistles, a Crow Man, by Edward S. Curtis, 1908

Margaret Moses, Charlie Moses - Colville - circa 1890

Wak Poshapin (aka Cold Hand, aka Daniel Cold Hand) with his wife, Anna Cold Hand and their daughter, Emma Cold Hand - Hunkpapa - circa 1890

Etokeah (aka Hump) and his family - Mniconjou - no date