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Quanah Parker, a Kwahadi Comanche chief; full-length, standing in front of tent. Photographed by Lanney. Read EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON.

Luqaiot - Kittitas | The North American Indian Photography of Edward Curtis - Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication The North American Indian presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, and his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian.

The Cherokee never had princesses. This is a concept based on European folktales and has no reality in Cherokee history and culture. In fact, Cherokee women were very powerful. They owned all the houses and fields, and they could marry and divorce as they pleased. Kinship was determined through the mother's line. Clan mothers administered justice in many matters. Beloved women were very special women chosen for their outstanding qualities. As in other aspects of Cherokee culture, there was a…

Salish chief wore a headdress of highly prized golden eagle feathers, which signify that he was oiutstanding in battle. A complete tail of twelve eagle feathers could be traded for a pony - Native American