Chief Bone Necklace an Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 1899.
Navajo mother tying her daughter’s hair using brush, 1920. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
Blood quantum talk.
onscreen comment: She said she’s one sixth Hawaiian lmao. She’s a white lady trying to convince everyone she’s Hawaiian.
audio transcript: “Friendly not-so-friendly daily reminder that Native people are not dogs and we don’t owe you anything, and blood quantum is a social construct created by the US government in the 1800’s to limit the citizenship of Native American tribes, because we are the only ethnicity who needs to have a card to prove our blood quantum to the rest of the world. Blood quantum was literally created so once we don’t all meet that 25 or 50% blood quantum required to enroll in a specific tribe, then the US can say there are officially no Native people left.”
Ojibw Girl by Roland Reed
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