You are viewing an unusual image of a Jicarilla Maiden. It was taken in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows the Indian Maiden in a half-length portrait, facing right. It is a nice illustration showing traditional Indian dress. We have created this collection of pictures primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Image ID# 6863C934
Here for your perusal is an original photograph of a Jicarilla Girl wearing a Feast Dress. It was created in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis. The photograph illustrates a Jicarilla Apache girl, in a half-length portrait, wearing dress with buckskin cape, several necklaces, medallions; her hair is tied on each side of her head with large knot of yarn.
Sacred Feathers...Feathers in hair for Native Americans had a spiritual meaning. They were worn by Native American Chiefs to symbolize their communication with the Spirit, and to show off their divine wisdom. Feathers also represented the power of the thunder gods, along with the power of air and wind. Sometime feathers were representative of courage during a battle or a successful hunt.