Princess White Deer Performed in the 1927 Ziegfeld 9 O’Clock Frolic. According to the theatre program, she also performed in the Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic of April 1921. Born Esther Louise Georgette Deer of Chief James Deer and Georgette Osborne Deer (Iroquois Tribe, Mohawk - Akwesasne people of the St. Lawrence Seaway region) in 1891. She is now called the first American Indian to gain fame as a dancer and vocalist.

Sojourner Truth. American freedom fighter and orator.

Zitkala-Sa with William F. Hanson, co-composed the first American Indian opera, The Sun Dance, which premiered in 1913. She founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to lobby for the rights of Native Americans to American citizenship, on which she served as president until her death in 1938.

Norma Smallwood - Born Norma Des Cygne Smallwood, she was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While as a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 and was crowned the first Native American to win the title. During the year of her reign, she had an acute business sense demanding a fee for appearances. She reportedly made over 100,000 dollars, more than either Babe Ruth or the President of the United States.

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The looks these two are giving each other are quite interesting... wish there was a story to go with the photo.

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Marlon Brando, The Godfather, 1972 (Refused his Oscar because of the mistreatment of American Indians, sent "Sacheen Littlefeather" in his place)

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Here for your enjoyment is a grand image of Indian Mother. It was made in 1916 by Harris & Ewing. The illustration illustrates Indians, American. We have compiled this collection of pictures primarily to serve as a valuable educational resource. Thank you for visiting this site, and browsing through these old pictures. Contact curator@old-picture.com. Image ID# D53F5E1D

Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938).  She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher.  Zitkala-Sa also published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends. She also founded the National Council of American Indians, which was trans-tribal, to lobby for better treatment.

Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone, an American Indian princess who sang on the Metropolitan Opera stage and on the battlefields of France during World War a Cherokee Native American woman. Photo taken between 1920 and 1930.

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White Shield, an Indian Chief. It was made in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis.

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-197...

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Cherokee Indian Women | beautiful

Full of life! May this Native American child always be this blissfully happy!

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American Indian Mother and Child #vintage #photography #portrait