I looked through thousands of old photos, trying to imagine the world of the characters in my new film " Moses on the Mesa. Photographs from over a hundred years ago can open an amazing portal into the history. But photos don't tell the whole story, and so much of what happened back then is hard to stomach. But I wanted to share some rare visions of Native American women and children especially because not only is history of that time is not usually told with honesty, but it rarely tells anything about the most vulnerable. Behind the history of Chiefs and the struggles of the Native Americans to preserve their lands, their way of life and just to survive, there were women and children. Pretty Nose, a Cheyenne woman. Photographed in at Fort Keogh, Montana by L. Early s.
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.
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.