There was heartbreak across Indian country in August when the body of year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was found duct-taped in plastic in the Red River. The ribbon of water demarcates North Dakota from Minnesota, a tributary flowing northward across the Canadian border. It is where, a few years earlier, an indigenous girl, year-old Tina Fontaine, was discovered wrapped in a duvet cover and weighted down by rocks. It is a problem police and authorities in the US have been accused of ignoring.
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Marcia Pascal, Half-cherokee, Daughter Of U.s. Army Officer George W. Paschal, 1880s
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. Tribal names as specific as possible have been incorporated into the descriptions where known and where appropriate and an index by tribe follows the list. Captions for and the terms used to describe the photographs in this list were created at or about the time each image was made.
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. Curtis embarked on a vast study of Native American peoples throughout the West. Curtis, who worked mainly in Seattle, spent time with 80 different tribes over two decades and compiled more than 40, photographs. Although Curtis was praised for his skill as a photographer, according to The Atlantic , the posed nature of the shots are often attacked by critics who say the images play up to stereotypes of Native American cultures. Silent: A Hopi Girl, ca. Protecting a way of life: A Mojave man, wearing a robe of rabbit skin, ca. Focus: A young Yakima man stares straight into the camera wearing shell disk earrings, ca. Northern exposure: Jajuk, Selawik from northwestern Alaska, ca.
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.