Navajo man, 1904, Edward S Curtis. Stunning picture

Edward S.Curtis 1904 photo entitled:: A chief of the desert - Navaho. Portrait of a (Navajo) chief. He has whiskers and wears a cloth headband and a woven patterned blanket around his shoulders.

Geronimo

Geronimo

Russell Means was a Oglala Lakota activist who fought for the rights of First Nations people in the United States. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Russell Charles Means (November 1939 – October was an Oglala Sioux activist for the rights of Native American people and libertarian political activist.

Christine Quintasket, (Mourning Dove) 1888-1936. Mourning Dove was a Salish Indian. Her father was a member of the Okanogan Indians but he left his wife and family. She was the first Native American Woman to write and publish novels.

"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence." -Mourning Dove (Salish) (Colville tribe and a white father) Native American tribe of the Pacific Northwest.

Hail Stone (aka Stump Horn Bull, aka Spotted Horn Bull) - Crow - no date

Hail Stone - Crow Indian , ca. 1890 - (aka Stump Horn Bull, aka Spotted Horn Bull) - Photo by Frank Jay Haynes. (B&W copy) "The eyes of men speak words the tongue cannot pronounce.

"Lozen" the most famous Apache women

Hattie Tom - 1899 Mescalero Chiricahua Apache “May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength.

Geronimo

Famous people of New Mexico "Geronimo"(one who yawns) was born in 1829 in what is now western New Mexico. He was a leader of the Apache Indians and fought against U. and Mexico for their expansion into Apache tribal lands during the Apache Wars.

Native American Edward Curtis Medicine Crow | Flickr - Photo Sharing! by jessicaj

Native American Edward Curtis Medicine Crow | Flickr - Photo Sharing! by jessicaj

Crow Dog Within the Cheyenne. They were fierce fighters- unyielding. The Calvary called them Dog Soldiers or suicide soldiers. They often acted as rear guards, or sacrificial decoy, so the rest of the tribe could escape.

Crow Dog (Dog Soldiers) Within the Cheyenne tribe they were an elite military society made up of the strongest and bravest warriors.

first white women in U.S. was tattooed by Indians after be captured by Indians. The tattoo is called "dirty mouth" meaning she slept around    name Olive Oatman, 1858. After her family was killed by Yavapais Indians, on a trip West in the eighteen-fifties, she was adopted and raised by Mohave Indians, who gave her a traditional tribal tattoo. When she was ransomed back, at age nineteen, she became a celebrity. Photograph courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson, 1927.

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.

Native American woman Cecilia Bearchum, a tribal elder on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon.

Native American woman Cecilia Bearchum, a tribal elder on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon.

Geronimo

Geronimo, The famous Chiricahua Apache Chief - Native American Charcoal drawing from a photograph.

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