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 This doctrine should be withdrawn and renounced to establish a new basis for relationship between indigenous peoples and other peoples of the world."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!
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