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    Here is a 1900 family from the Comanche Nation. The elder man is Ta-Ten-e-quer and his wife, Ta-Tat-ty. Their niece is Wife-per or Frances Wright. Her father was a Buffalo Soldier who deserted and married into the Comanches. Henry (left) and Lorenzano (right) are the sons of Frances. Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African and First Nation descent, their double heritage is truly indivisible.




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    Lone Wolf the Elder (Gui-pah-gho) (ca.1820-1879) was a Principal Chief of the Kiowa tribe and was the last Principal Chief of the Kiowa Tribe. He should not be confused with Lone Wolf II (Mamadayte), a young Kiowa brave whom he adopted. Lone Wolf the Elder belonged to the Ka-it-senko Koitsenko, the highest-ranking society consisting of ten men picked for bravery and Tsetanma, elite warrior societies. None was more respected or influential than Chief Lone Wolf.

    Lone Wolf (Mamay-day-te), Kiowa chief. Photograph by William S. Soule, 1870s.

    Portrait of Chief Lone Wolf, a Kiowa, ca. 1890. W.L. Sawyers Indian Art Gallery, Purcell, Indian Territory


    Native American Indian blessing



    Sioux teepees, 1890

    Jicarilla maiden, Apache, 1904. Photo by Edward S. Curtis.

    Crow maiden with doll, 1878. Photo by Orlando S. Golf.

    Swift Dog, Sioux - 1898

    Winter, Apsaroke (Crow), 1908. Photo by Edward S. Curtis

    Native American

    The Native American Code of Ethics 1. Rise with the Sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. 3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. 4. Treat the g


    Spotted Rabbit (Crow) on horseback ca. 1905

    Native Wisdom

    ❥ A Cherokee Prayer


    A wonderful lesson. We are all one