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Native American:Weapons, Mdewankton Sioux Granite Head War Club descended in ChiefCloudman's family. Circa 1875. Length 22 in.

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves

Couple to ride horses across continent: Rainbow Sistesso, a Sioux woman and Little Chief White Eagle, a Yaqui Native American plan to try for a new style of record, riding horseback from Los Angeles to New York in Indian style, using the same horses all the way. It will be a honeymoon trip, they said yesterday, for White Eagle has 'found the Rainbow' and the wedding is set for the near future. The trip will be started in the spring, when weather is better." Photo: October, 1930.

I wish I lived during this era and was blessed to witness the beauty and grace of the Native American culture first hand.

J. Dixon photograph of White Man Runs Him, a Crow which was the chief of Custer's Seventh Cavalry Indian Scouts during the Battle of Little Big Horn. After reporting to Custer the position of the enemy camp, White Man Runs Him and the other scouts were ordered to the rear of the Army lines, which saved their lives.

During the 1860's, James Bama was 1 of 4 young Native American brothers, who were Pow-Wow dancers of the Plains Indians of the central lands. He and his brothers are most famous for their war dances, where these men are depicted as certain "bringers of death". The brothers were known to wear war bonnets made of eagle feathers- the eagle was recognized as the most powerful bird.

Howling Wolf, Southern Cheyenne Warrior, incarcerated in the old Spanish Fort, St. Augustine, Florida as a prisoner of war by the United States Government. Photo: ca. 1875. - Part of the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection.

Oglala Lakota women and children sit inside the home of Mrs. American Horse, the wife of the Oglala chief who gained influence during the Great Sioux War of 1876-77, in this 1891 photo by John Grabill that was likely taken on or near the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. – Courtesy Library of Congress –

No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten. Link +story

Alchise (aka Alchesay), 1853-1928, chief of the White Mountain Apache (Western Apache) tribe and an Indian Scout. He tried to convince Geronimo to surrender peacefully and remained friend with Geronimo until his death. After the wars were over he became a rancher and was active in Indian affairs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alchesay

Bull Plume - Blackfoot (Northern Peigan) - circa 1880 | cherokee | native american indian | interference of white man | shotgun | sad | chief | 1800's | www.republicofyou.com.au