Norma Smallwood Bruce was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 & was crowned the first Native American to win the title.
One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with A tipi (also tepee and teepee) and a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, some Indians maintained a respectful relationship with wolves.
Sacheen Littlefeather is a Native American activist who donned Apache dress and presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando at the Academy Awards ceremony, in protest of the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry
With a face that tells a thousand tales, this unknown young woman was photographed in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp in The photograph's inscription describes her as an ethnic Chinese mestizo.
Indian Woman with Owl . Blind River, Ontario, Canada -- I've always wondered what she was thinking, considering that the owl is not alive, or could have been sick. For some tribes the owl is a symbol of death -- a taboo to behold.