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The Teton Dakota word for dog means horse of the woman. To be named after a special dog, or to be asked to name a special dog, was a great honor in the Hidatsa culture. Dogs were managed by Hidatsa women. Sometimes a man who had earned honor named a special dog.


Curley - Apsaroke, Native American, by Edward Curtis

Curley - Apsaroke, Native American of the Crow tribe, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Apsaroke man, half-length portrait, wearing headdress, facing front.


The USA apologizes--with words and cash--as Native Americans settle claims

American Horse, Oglala Sioux. 1877

Whirling Horse American Indian Sioux Chief. Dry plate negatives--1890-1910. May have been a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Sioux men identified as Holy Frog and Big Turnips, were both part of the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Photographed in 1900 by Gertrude Käsebier.

Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. ~ Linda K. Hogan

Iron Tail - Oglala - circa 1915 {Note: Sinte Maza (aka Iron Tail) was an Oglala Lakota man who fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He also performed with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show during the 1890's and with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show near Ponca City, Oklahoma from 1913 to 1916. He died of pneumonia on 28 May 1916 while traveling by train to South Dakota. He was one of three models for the Indian Head Nickel designed by James Earle Fraser.}

Above we show a dramatic photo of Bull Chief, an Indian Warrior. It was made in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents this Indian in a head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. He is wearing a buffalo headdress with horns. We have compiled this collection of artwork mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact Image ID# 92BE86ED

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody with a group of Indians. Buffalo Bill is shown standing in the center of the back row. It was taken in 1891 by John Grabill. Buffalo Bill is remembered as an American soldier, bison hunter, Scout and most of all, a consummate showman. His Wild West shows travelled the country entertaining throngs of people.

This magnificent portrait is of Hollow Horn Bear, an Indian Brave. It was created in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis. It is pinned from a fantastic site of Native Americans from many, many different tribes from the late 1800's to early 1900's. A GREAT resource, info on each photo as available. There are also other "collections" in addition to Native Americans.