Portrait of Hopi Snake Clan priest

Hopi Snake Priest. 1924

Two priests of the Hopi Two Horn Society (representing the extra-terrestrials, keepers of the balance of the stars, sun, sky, and moon, and protectors and guardians of human life and everything on earth. Intermediaries between the living and the dead.)

Portrait of a Mayan Indian.

Medicine Man

Above we show a remarkable photo of Sawyer. It was made in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents Head-and-shoulders portrait profile of Nez Perce man. We have compiled this collection of artwork mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact curator@old-picture.com.


Rain Dance, via Flickr.

The Invisible Mother ‘This was a practice where the mother, often disguised or hiding, often under a spread, holds her baby tightly for the photographer to insure a sharply focused image.’

A Tewa Girl photographed by Edward Curtis in 1906. Half-length portrait, facing front, hair arranged in "squash blossom" fashion.

The Snake Priest, Hopi, 1901.

Medicine Dog

Hopi shaman. 1931

Sitting portrait of a young, unidentified Native American man at the Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Photographed between 1880 and 1900.

Painting Gallery - Native American Portraits | Karen Clarkson - Choctaw

hopi girl

Geronimo. Born June, 1829. Member of the Bedonkohe Apache tribe in No-doyohn Canon, Arizona, near present day Clifton, Arizona. Was called Goyathlay (One Who Yawns.) In 1846, when he was seventeen, he was admitted to the Council of the Warriors, married a woman named Alope, and the couple had three children.

Steampunk Native Americans

Cheyenne Sun Dancers

A great portrait of Chief Iron Tail who was one of the most famous Native Americans of his day and a popular subject for professional photographers who circulated his image across the continents. Photograph c.1900.

Beautiful Chippewa Woman with infant. Photo taken 1900.