A young Navaho mother with her papoose strapped onto its cradle board.
Bannock cradle board ca. 1900–1920 Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho Wood, hide, glass and bone beads, cotton thread, brass sequins and jingles, cowrie shells, velveteen
Blackfoot Warrior with Sword by glenbowmuseum, via Flickr
Chief Tommy Thompson at Celilo Falls, Oregon by OSU Special Collections & Archives : Commons, via Flickr
Seaman David Crazy Thunder (Oglala) and mother, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, 1945. Marquette University Archives
Vash Gon - Jicarilla. Photo by Edward Curtis around 1907-1930. His work did do its part to perpetuate the "noble savage" stereotype, but they're still beautiful photographs that recognize the humanity of the subjects.
Joseph Two Bulls, Dakota Sioux, by Heyn & Matzen Photo, 1900
Cherokee mother and child