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    Chief Iron Tail (Oglala Lakota,1842-May 29, 1916) ca. 1900; he was one of the most famous Native Americans of his day and a popular subject for professional photographers who circulated his image across the continents. He was a star performer with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Iron Tail is notable in American history for his distinctive profile on the Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel of 1913 to 1938.

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Native American Woman - You are looking at an intriguing picture of the Daughter of American Horse. It was taken in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis. The picture presents a Half-length portrait, facing right. The woman is wearing a traditional Indian Dress with beads We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool.

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(Sinté Mazá,Oglala Lakota),Chief Iron Tail ,Who was one of the most famous Native Americans of his day and a popular subject for professional photographers ,Chief Iron Tails distinctive profile became well known across the United States as one of three models for the five-cent coin Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel.Photograph 1900.

This replica was inspried by Iron Tail's trailer war bonnet Iron Tail (or Cinte Muzza) an Oglala Sioux - fought at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He also performed with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show during the 1890's and with the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West show from 1913 to 1916. He died of pneumonia on May 28, 1916 while traveling to his homeland, the hills of South Dakota. Iron Tail was one of three models for the Indian Head nickel.

Sioux/dakotas, espalhavam-se pelos estados de Dakota do Norte e do Sul, no centro-norte dos Estados Unidos. Eram os mais agressivos contra os brancos e tinham cerimônias que incluíam rituais de tortura como prova de bravura. Num desses rituais, mostrado no filme Um Homem Chamado Cavalo (1970), o índio tinha a pele atravessada por pinos de madeira presos a cordas, que eram estendidas para erguer o corpo até gerar dilacerações. Os sioux resistiram aos brancos até 1890, quando foram massacrados.

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