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  • TracyJ.Prince, Ph.D.

    c. 1909 Cayuse Indian man in beaded headdress (now on the Umatilla Reservation) photo: Edward S. Curtis (Native American feathers, beadwork, Oregon)

  • Jillian Finley

    Cayuse Warrior (1910) from The North American Indian Volume 8. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis (“The information that is to be gathered … respecting the mode of life of one of the great races of mankind, must be collected at once or the opportunity will be lost.”) - Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) was a photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples.

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In 1934, the "Indian New Deal" caused Native American's to be forced to give up their land- the land and resources they utilized for many years to create their clothing, food, shelter, and signature tribal characteristics.

"I would like to quote a very prejudicial doctrine that was handed down by the Supreme Court in 1823. It said that the Indian Nations do not have title to their lands because they weren't Christians. That the first Christian Nations to discover an area of heathen lands has the absolute title. This doctrine should be withdrawn and renounced to establish a new basis for relationship between indigenous peoples and other peoples of the world." - Floyd Westerman (Lakota First Nation) This is so sad!

  • Steven Jones

    That's shocking, and I totally agree it should be withdrawn.

  • Steph B.

    As a christian, this honestly at first read, breaks my heart.

  • Paula Corelli

    I'm ashamed to say that I'm an American

  • Tina Bambina

    watch RED CRY GENOCIDE...it's an eye opening documentary on youtube and today in 2015 still current

Title: Blackfoot warrior with sword. Date: [ca. 1887] Photographer/Illustrator: Ross, Alexander J., Calgary, Alberta.

Here for your browsing pleasure is an extraordinary photo of Cayuse Mother and Child. It was made in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis. The photo documents Indians of North America. We have compiled this collection of photos mainly to serve as a vital educational resource. Contact mailto:curator@ol.... Image ID# 27F08AEA

  • Susanne Mittermaier

    Please change descriptions like "Here for your browsing pleasure" .... or "Here for your pleasure", this is completely without sense and annoys a lot if you read these expressions more than once.

Blackfoot Warrior with Sword ... (now, I wonder; just where and how did he come by that sword?)

Indians - A Young Navaho Indian Mother with Papoose A young Navaho Indian mother with her papoose strapped onto its cradle board. These proud and courageous people live in hogans like the one that is in the background.

  • Vee 💖

    There still some hogans and surprisingly it is nice and cool inside during the hot summers.

  • Miriam Wesson

    My dad is from New Mexico where the Navajo and the Puebla live.

Nez Perce Indian, Washington, 1899. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.