Arapaho Chief Powder Face and family – 1868
Out of respect I generally choose not to post portraits of indigenous Americans but I am sadly struck by how much was lost by the destruction of these people
Ralph Willet Dixey (Bannock tribe ), Peter Jim (Shoshone tribe ) – 1897
Native American models featured in Arizona Highways magazine, 1979
1926 A Piegan child and her tepee by Edward Curtis. From Liveauctioneers.
“Sits Down Spotted.“ Crow. Fort Keogh, Montana, 188
Ernestine Blueback and Betty Jo Buffalohead in dance clothes, at the dance grounds in White Eagle, Oklahoma – Ponca – 1947.
Koo-tuck-tuck, Inuit woman standing, wearing her attigi or beaded parka and foot-wear.
Every Wind. Ojibwe. circa 1910
A rural First Nations community in Alaska has lost its’ only potable water source as of January in freezing weather. The laundromat was the ONE community location to get clean water. They rely on river water and donations right now.
There is an Amazon wishlist with cleaning products, formula, small electric-free washers for elderly + disabled people, washing buckets and water-carrying buckets, and hand tools to cut through the ice in the river to access water, amongst other things.
The Tuluksak Native Community is a Yup’ik Tribal Government in Tuluksak, Alaska. They have a 30%+ positive COVID rate.
Please ignore the GoFundMe link right now. There is no way to access the funding as far as I know. Message CeeJay on Twitter ahead of time or direct funds to the Amazon Wish List, which can be sorted from lowest price to highest.