Attendees of the 1898 Indian Congress [Two Little Braves, Sac & Fox] by Boston Public Library. So adorable, and yet so tragic. Their braids have been cut which probably means they are students in a reform school.
The dog was the only work animal indigenous Americans had until the horse was introduced. In many native languages the word for horse derives from dog. - Doctor Barkman Speaks: History and vintage photos of Native American dogs