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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.

Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own.

Zitkala-Sa  (Gertrude Bonnin), 1876-1938, granddaughter of Sitting Bull

Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin), granddaughter of Sitting Bull Sioux writer and pan-Indian activist. Born in Yankton Sioux Agency, SD

Zitkala-Sa was a Yankton Sioux woman- she wrote the first American Indian opera, The Sun Opera, in 1913.  #History #Native #American #Indians

Zitkala-Sa was a Yankton Sioux woman. She was well educated, an accomplished author, musician and composer - she wrote the first American Indian opera, The Sun Opera, in She went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States

Chickasaw storyteller and actress Te Ata (Mary Frances Fisher).    Te Ata (1895-1995) created one woman shows that highlighted Native American folklore through dance, music, and storytelling.  A member of the Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata traveled widely and incorporated traditions from other Native American cultures into her performances.  Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were among her admirers and Te Ata was invited to perform at both the White House and Hyde Park.

Te Ata - Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma; Chickasaw storyteller and actress Mary Frances “Te Ata” Fisher was the first person to be declared an “Oklahoma Treasure” by the state.

Mosa - Face Front, Mohave Indian photographed by Edward Curtis in…

Mosa - Face Front, Mohave Indian photographed by Edward Curtis in portrait of a Mohave woman, facing front.

TEWA PUEBLO GIRL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN 8x10" HAND COLOR TINTED PHOTOGRAPH

Here for your enjoyment is an exciting photograph of Cohit Songwi, a Tewa Indian Child. It was made in 1905 by Edward S. The photo illustrates a Head-and-shoulders portrait of this young Indian Child.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.

Amazing photo of Mother Teresa as a child! She was the youngest child of Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu and was originally named 'Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu'. Agnes received her first communion at the age of five.a living saint in my time.

Deep wounds leave scars that remind the present generation to never forget, never stop, never underestimate anyone, & continue to push forward!

25 fotos icônicas do passado que você definitivamente precisa ver

LEST WE FORGET.Some of the most heartbreaking — pictures made between 1861 and while battles raged between the North and the South. Pictured: A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped to become a Union soldier.

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