Hopi Mother and Daughter, Hair Dressing, Oraibi, Arizona, 1886 – 1911
Hand-colored platinum print photos of
Oglala Sioux chiefs. 1899. Library of Congress.
From top to bottom:
1. Bone Necklace, Council Chief.
2. Shout At.
3. Left Hand Bear, Chief.
4. Strikes With Nose, Chief.
Portrait of Annie, a Wenatchi or Nez Perce woman, with an infant in a beaded cradleboard, circa 1905
Portrait of Nosey San Carlos Apache Scout, in Native Dress with Gunbelt and Gun; Blanket and Baskets Nearby – Randall – 1886
Koo-tuck-tuck, Inuit woman standing, wearing her attigi or beaded parka and foot-wear.
Red Elk Woman, Sioux.
Stump Horn Bull, Crow Tribe. Photo by L.A. Huffman. 1879
Stump Horn Bull. Photo by L.A. Huffman. 1879
I really hate that photo of Chief Spotted Elk (commonly known as “Bigfoot” but pls don’t call him that bc it’s not his name) lying dead on the snow at Wounded Knee. Unfortunately, that’s the only one people ever seem to use of him, so when I did a history training on those events I went looking for a different one, and:
Look at the size of those hoop earrings. Look at that choker. Look at the horse fetish, and the intricate plant pattern on his chest below it. Look at those braid wraps.
Spotted Elk had so much style. I never want to see that photo of him in the snow again, knowing this is who he actually was.
Reminder on the anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, please don’t share the photo of Spotted Elk frozen and dead.
Navajo Warrior K’aa Lani (Many Arrows), 1903