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Cheyenne man Little Eagle. Photo: ca. 1893. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Cheyenne medicine man, Bah-Ta-Che in partial native dress and Military Coat. Sadly no date for photograph. - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Navajo-BillyYellow-MedicineMan. At age 91 he could jump on his horse and ride off across the dunes. He was still performing the Blessing Way ceremony and drinking pints of whiskey until one night at age 93 he was in an accident while driving his pickup truck. I'd like to pay my respects to a wonderful man and a great storyteller.// Suzi McGregor

GROUP OF PLAINS BEADED HIDE CASES comprising a Cheyenne fringed strike-a-light, beaded in typical colors against the white glass beadwork ground, decorated with shells, brass beads and other eccentricities, together with a Cheyenne whetstone case, composed of commercial leather, with a cut hide fringed panel trimmed with tin cone pendants, and a Cheyenne or Ute case, perhaps a small tail bag, with beaded flap and tabs at the top.

A medicine man of the Blood tribe standing in front of a teepee, Alberta, Canada, 1912. #First_Nations_Peoples #vintage #Canada

  • Betty Manning

    Please tell about the designs on the teepee that are handed down by the families from generation to generation.

  • Jessica Cangiano

    Hi Betty, thank you for your comment. That is a practise that I've heard about, but am not well versed in myself. Please, by all means, feel free to share your knowledge on it here, if you'd like.

Tsuu T'ina, Sarcee Man (c.1887) Calgary, Canada by Alexander J. Ross. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

Native American Edward Curtis Medicine Crow by griffinlb, via Flickr