Yeibichai

"Yebichai, Indian War Gods" The photograph presents Three Indians: Tonenili, Tobadzischini, and Nayenezgani, in ceremonial dress.

A Navajo man in ceremonial dress. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1904. Via Wellcome Library, London

A Navajo man in ceremonial dress representing the Yebichai god Zahadolzha. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, But no name or location

Native American Medicine - History and Information

1913 photo of Cherokee Medicine Woman, No-Ah-Tuh. A medicine woman like her guides Tsutsa, the hero of my picture book, Spearfinger.

Age 12 or 13 Young Navajo girl,  1933,  Laura Gilpin. (1891 - 1979)

Jared King, who works in the Navajo Nation's D. headquarters, shares this story about his quest to track down a print copy of the beautiful photograph above, which features his grandmother on the Navajo Nation during the Depression.

Nez Perce boy, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. 1903. :: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -- Image Portion

Nez Perce boy, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. :: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -- Image Portion

Haston Listoi (Navajo) in Native Dress with Gunbelt Date: 14 JAN 1907 Creator: Schwemberger, Simeon Brother National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum

Haston Listoi (Navajo) in Native Dress with Gunbelt Date: 14 JAN 1907 Creator: Schwemberger, Simeon Brother National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum

American Indians : Nayenezgani Navaho.

"Nayenezgani" - ( "Literally, ‘slayer of alien gods.’ Navajo Indians say that Nayenezgani dealt fearful blows to the spirits of evil threatening the world.

Zahadolzha - Navaho (The North American Indian, v. I. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1907)

Buy prints of Zahadolzha - Navaho (The North American Indian, v. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, by Edward Sheriff Curtis online.

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Zahadolzhá--Navaho, by Edward Curtis. A Navajo man, full-length, in ceremonial dress including mask and body paint.

Kwakiutl and Navajo tribes. Edward S. Curtis circa 1914.

Hamasilahl - Qagyuhl (The North American Indian, v. X. Norwood, MA: The Plimpton Press, 1915)

Hamasilahl – Qagyuhl Ceremonial dancer, full-length portrait, standing, wearing mask and a fur garment during the Winter Dance ceremony. Photo and caption from Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division).

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