Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. These rare and beautiful vintage photos of Native American girls were taken between the late s and the turn of the 19th Century, yet despite being over a hundred years old, many of the old photos are still in mint condition. Women were well respected in traditional Native American tribe culture, and although they generally had different roles from men, the Native American women often had the same rights as their male counterparts. They usually owned the home along with everything in it, and in some tribes, while the chief was a man, it was the women who were responsible for electing him. Scroll down below to check these beautiful old photos for yourself!
Marcia Pascal, Half-cherokee, Daughter Of U.s. Army Officer George W. Paschal, 1880s
By Daily Mail Reporter. These are the remarkable portraits of Native Americans before the influence of Western society tainted their tribes. A century ago, photographer and ethnologist Edward S.
View in National Archives Catalog. The pictures listed in this leaflet portray Native Americans, their homes and activities. All of the pictures described in the list are either photographs or copies of artworks. Any item not identified as an artwork is a photograph. Whenever available, the name of the photographer or artist and the date of the item have been given. This information is followed by the identification number. The pictures are grouped by subject. English names of individuals have been used, with native or secondary designations in parentheses.
Scott Momaday gave a modern Native American interpretation of Columbus's first contact with the New World through a triptych of paintings. His twelve-foot-long collection of acrylic-on-canvas paintings were individually entitled Palos , Admiral of the Sea , and San Salvador. Upon their release, Momaday publicly described the third painting in the series, San Salvador , as "a depiction of Columbus in a full figure adjacent to an Indian child; Columbus is an emaciated, death-like figure, and the child is pure innocent, small and naked. It's a confrontation of the old world and the new world. The purpose of this essay is to raise questions concerning the portrayal of the indigenous child versus that of Columbus; I will analyze the interaction between the two figures and examine how the indigenous child's depiction is a projection of indigenous American peoples and the new world, while Columbus represents Spaniards and the old world.