Papers-etc Betsy Thunder, HoChunk medicine woman, Wisconsin, 1913. From a wonderful book Women's Wisconsin, which talks about female farmers, chiefs, medicine women, etc. In the 1700s the primary chief was a woman, Hopoekaw, who guided the HoChunk through the French colonization of Wisconsin and the later American intrusion. American souces describe her as a "queen" or as a "distinguished" woman, "very ancient," and "invested with the supreme authority." Suppressed Histories Archives

Ojibwa woman – 1901

Hin-ma-toe Ya-lut-kiht (aka Thunder Rolling Over The Mountains, aka Chief Joseph, aka Joseph II) the son of Tu-eka-kas (aka Shooting Arrow, aka Joseph I) – Nez Perce – 1903

Chief Oshkosh 1795–August 29, 1858, was the chief of the Menominee Indian tribe from 1827 until his death. he played a key role in treaty negotiations as the Menominee tribe tried to protect their lands in wisconsin from the resettling new york Indians and the american pioneers. Oshkosh, wisconsin is named after him.

Kills Two (Sioux) Sioux Medicine Man 1880

Toqui-Naachai or Old Washee, was a Navajo "medicine woman". (Wittick photo: Ft. Wingate, N. Mex. Terr.)

Creek Woman Warrior~1900's

A beautiful Shooting Star, Dakota Native American woman. Photographed by D. F. Barry 188?.

Hopi Woman.

Wolf is his Medicine (Crow medicine man). Apparently he appears to have been revered as a great medicine man. He healed a teenager, Pretty Shield, from a wound on her forehead, saving her eye as reported by Pretty Shield herself in F.B. Linderman's Red Mother.

"I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love. Chief Red Cloud

Comanche Woman and Child

The most famous Apache woman was LOZEN, the two-spirit warrior shaman who guided her people as they fled across the border, eluding US and Mexican armies, with her medicine of raising her hands to pray and knowing where the soldiers were, to strategize movements and her valiant fighting power. As chief Victorio - her brother - said, “Lozen is…strong as a man, braver than most, and cunning in strategy. Lozen is a shield to her people.” (Max Dashu)


A great woman…

Medicine woman

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shaman woman

Medicine Woman

No-Ah-Tuh, Medicine woman, 1913

Native American Medicine Woman | Washee (Native American medicine woman)