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“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done, no matter how brave its warriors or strong its weapons.” --Cheyenne proverb

A very rare photo of Cheyenne women tanning buffalo hides (1870's). The woman to the left of the photo is softening a hairless buffalo hide on a rope, while the woman to the right is thinning a buffalo skin with a scraper.

Roman Nose a.k.a. Hook Nose (Woqini) (c.1835-1868), was a Native American of the Northern Cheyenne, and possibly the greatest and most influential warrior during the Plains Indian War of the 1860s. Considered invincible in combat, this fierce warrior distinguished himself in battle to such a high degree that the U.S. military mistook him for the Chief of the entire Cheyenne nation.

Chief from the Blackfeet Teton band of the Lakota Sioux, later presiding as a Lakota chief. His warrior name was Ma-tow-a-tak-pe or Charging Bear and he fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

An amazing photograph of a Blackfoot women. Photo: 1900. - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s.