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    Scabbard Knife, elderly Native American Sioux man who fought in the Little Bighorn - 1936

    Amos Wooden Knife, an old Sioux warrior who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photo 1936.

    1973 The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Leaders Russell Means (Oglala Sioux) and Carter Camp (Ponca), with 200 activists and the Lakota (Sioux) of the Pine Ridge Reservation occupied the town for 71 days to protest government failures to honor treaties with Native Americans. Many supporters joined the protest. There was public sympathy for the occupation, as Americans were becoming more aware of injustice related to American Indians.

    - Geronimo

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    White Belly, (Sioux) - One of the first people native to North America to be photographed.

    Native American (Hunkpapa Sioux) man, identified as Rain In The Face. He is reputed to have been the man who killed Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn.1865

    Many of the Native American photographs we enjoy can be credited to Edward Curtis. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Curtis realized that the traditional Native American lifestyle was coming to an end. He received a grant from J.P. Morgan to travel the country and photograph Native Americans in their traditional lifestyle and culture.

    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.

    Three Horses, Native American, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Three Horses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing headdress.

    The Native American Holocaust

    The story of Olive Oatman. Her family was murdered with the exception of a brother that was left for dead at the wagon and a sister who was kidnapped along with Olive by the Indians. Olive was sold to another tribe and it is they who tattooed her chin and arms. Her sister died at ten years old, but Olive was rescued when word of a white girl reached an army outpost. Her freedom bought with blankets and other trade items.

    Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a First Nations actor who has worked on stage, and in film and TV productions in Canada, England and the United States. Greene is an Oneida, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Greene's TV debut was in an episode of The Great Detective in 1979, and his screen debut was in 1983 in Running Brave. It was his Academy Award-nominated role as Kicking Bird (Lakota: Ziŋtká Nagwáka) in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves that brought him fame.

    Chief Shot-in-the-eye, 1899. "Shot-in-the-Eye was an Oglala Sioux who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, where he was wounded and lost an eye. What he was called prior to this battle is unknown.”

    Dakota Sioux Man

    Young Man Afraid of His Horses (1836 - 1900) Oglala Sioux - his name means the bearer of the name was so feared in battle that even the sight of his horse would inspire fear. He was a lieutenant under Red Cloud and resisted the building of the Montana trail through the Sioux hunting grounds of Powder River. (photo c.1870-80) Handwritten on the photo is: Chief Pine Ridge Sioux

    Sitting Bull, however (pictured) refused to order his people to stop dancing, and in consequence was arrested and killed, an act that led two weeks later to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee, where 153 Sioux Indians, mostly women and children, were needlessly slaughtered by the US Army. But the Indian spirit was not slaughtered with them. The Ghost Dance continues to this day, and to some large extent the hopes of many Native Americans remain pinned to the prophecy that spawned it. ...

    Tah It Way, Native American of the Calumet Tribe, photograhed by Edward Curtis in 1905. Tah It Way, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, peace pipe on right.

    Cherokee Indian girl for 1880