Shee-Moo, Blackfoot squaw: CREATED/PUBLISHED 1907 Studio portrait of a Native American (Salish) Flathead (possibly Blackfoot) woman, identified as Sheemoo. She is dressed in dark clothing which is accented by the hair pipe ornamentation around her neck.
“My question for Congress was and has always been, why did you not protect me or my family? Why is my life and the life of so many other Native American women less important?” US Attorneys, according to Murray’s office, routinely decline to prosecute a majority of violent crimes on Native reservations, including sexual assaults.
Sacred Feathers...Feathers in hair for Native Americans had a spiritual meaning. They were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with the Spirit, and to show off their divine wisdom. Feathers also represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind. Sometime feathers were representative of courage during a battle or a successful hunt.