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Indians of North America

Portraits representing the numerous Native American nations that have lived on the Continent.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1895
Red Cloud and Indians. Standing - Red Bear (Sons Are?), Young Man Afraid of his Horse, Good Voice, Ring Thunder, Iron Crow, White Tail, Young Spotted Tail. Seated - Yellow Bear, Jack Red Cloud, Big Road, Little Wound, Black Crow
These portraits are valuable records that document Native American dress and customs at the end of the nineteenth century during an active period of Indian removal and hostilities against Native Americans.Library of Congress holds one of the most important collections of Native American photographic portraits.
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Crow Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
Cheyenne Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
Crow Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
Cheyenne Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
Crow Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
Cheyenne Indian Chief, Glass negative photograph, American Civil War time.
[Unidentified Native American man] / Schreiber & Sons, photographers, 818 Arch St., Philad.
[Little Robe, Cheyenne Indian, half-length portrait, seated, facing right]
[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman seated, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman se...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 46]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in f...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 47]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

[Native American man, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Native American man, half-length portrait, facing front]

Photo from Indian Wigwam, Julius Meyer, Omaha, Nebraska. On verso: Eaton, photographer.

Group of Sioux Indians  "Spotted Tail" (photo c. 1875) Standing: Joe Merrivale; Young Spotted Tail; Antoine Janis; Seated: Touch-the-Clouds; Little Big Man; Black Cool; last two  are rapoves[?] indentified by George E. Hyde 4229 Dangler[?] St. Omaha, Neb.
[Montauk man, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left]
[Winnebago woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Winnebago woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

Possibly photographed by C.L. Hamilton.

[Three Winnebago men, full-length portraits, seated, facing front] / photograph by W.H. Illingworth.
[Winnebago child, full-length portrait, standing, facing front draped in blanket]
[Winnebago woman, full-length portrait, seated, facing right]

[Winnebago woman, full-length portrait, seated, facing right]

No. 520. Possibly photographed by B.H. Gurnsey.

[Winnebago woman, three-quarter length portrait, sitting on log bench, facing front]
[Winnebago man, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, holding tomahawk and club]
[Two Winnebago men, full-length portraits, seated] / photographed by W.H. Illingworth.
Red Cloud and Indians. Standing - Red Bear (Sons Are?), Young Man Afraid of his Horse, Good Voice, Ring Thunder, Iron Crow, White Tail, Young Spotted Tail. Seated - Yellow Bear, Jack Red Cloud, Big Road, Little Wound, Black Crow
Indian Group. Chief Ouray & Chipeta (Ute Tribe)
[Grant Richards and wife, full-length portraits]

[Grant Richards and wife, full-length portraits]

National Photo Company Collection. Copy of photograph from the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology.

[Composite of photographs: full-length portrait of Chief Seattle, half-length portrait of Angeline, and views of Mt. Rainier and Seattle, Wash.] / Boyd and Braas photo.
Group portrait of unidentified Native Americans.
[Young Man Afraid of His Horses, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly left, holding hat] / J.N. Choate, Carlisle, Pa.
[Red Cloud, Oglala division of Lakota, Sioux, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right wearing suit] / Trager and Kuhn, Chadron, Neb.
Capt. Geo Sword, chief of police with Buffalo Bill's Indians, Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. / W.R. Cross, portrait & view photographer, ... Hot Springs, S. Dak.

Capt. Geo Sword, chief of police with Buffalo Bill's Indians, Pine Rid...

Members of Lakota or Sioux tribe in predominantly traditional dress, posed with police chief in uniform. 10047W U.S. Copyright Office. No. 480.

[Group portrait of St. Regis Mohawk men and women in costume outside log building, some on horseback]

[Group portrait of St. Regis Mohawk men and women in costume outside l...

39287 U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. From l. to r.: Black Eagle, Jake Paul, Mary Ann Black Eagle, Chief Running Deer, Phillip Big Tree, and Lily Deer. Copyright by W.S. Tanner, Lawrence, Kansas.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in traditional Sioux costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Publis... More

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Half-length portrait, facing front. 63151 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph of painting by E.A. Burbank. Copyright by W. Scott Gardner, Chicago.

[Battle in the Woods, full-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right]
[Joseph Bird Head, Lakota or Sioux, full-length portrait, seated on blanket holding handcrafted club, facing slightly right]
[Philomen Turning Hawk, half-length portrait, seated, facing left; left hand under chin]
[Poor Elk, half-length portrait, facing left]
[Running Horse, half-length portrait, facing slightly right with arms folded; wearing feather headdress and bone breast plate]
[Thomas American Horse, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right]
[Nez Percé man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing bead necklace, with blanket over shoulder]
[Pee-a-rat and baby - Utes. Half-length portrait of woman, facing front, with plaid blanket on and checked shirt, holding baby in cradleboard]
[John Comes Again, half-length portrait, facing left]
[Parrum - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing front, holding feather]

[Parrum - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing front, holding feather...

66435 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 167.

[Last Horse, half-length portrait, facing right; wearing body paint and feathers in his hair]
[Yellow Shirt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
[Battle, no. 2, half-length portrait, facing left; holding feather headdress]
[Pee-a-rat and baby - Utes. Profile of woman, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, in plaid blanket, with baby in cradleboard on her back]

[Pee-a-rat and baby - Utes. Profile of woman, half-length portrait, st...

64926 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 151.

[James Lone Elk, Dakota Indian, half-length portrait, facing left with arms folded; wearing bone breast plate and feathers in hair]
[Yellow Shirt, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front; in feather headdress, holding tomahawk]
[Thomas No Water, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, holding tambourine]
[Buckskin Charlie, Ute, half-length portrait, facing front, with medal around neck]

[Buckskin Charlie, Ute, half-length portrait, facing front, with medal...

64923 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado.

[Tan-nah, Ute woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Tan-nah, Ute woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

66434 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 166.

[Heebe-tee-tse, Shoshone Indian, half-length portrait, facing front]
[Little Eagle, Indian, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right]
[Afraid of Hawk, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing left; holding tomahawk]
[Ta Wits Nan - Ute, half-length portrait, facing slightly left, wearing beaver stole around his neck, checkered shirt, and war "vest"]
Edward S. Curtis - Nez Percé man

Edward S. Curtis - Nez Percé man

Full-length portrait of a Nez Percé man, facing front. 71461 U.S. Copyright Office. LC no. 20. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress).

[Eagle Shirt, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right]
[Sauk Indian family, full-length portrait] / F.A. Rinehart, Omaha.

[Sauk Indian family, full-length portrait] / F.A. Rinehart, Omaha.

2201 U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. Names of individuals pictured are written on neg. but unreadable on print. Exhibited: "Capitol Visitor Center" at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., 2012-2013.

[American Indian student, half-length portrait, facing right, taken at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va.]
[Wah-be-git - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing earring in right ear, with two braids]

[Wah-be-git - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing ear...

64924 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado.

[Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian, half-length portrait, facing front, holding tomahawk]
[Sego--Shoshone Indian, half-length portrait, facing left]
[The Red Man I (Bears One), Sioux Indian]

[The Red Man I (Bears One), Sioux Indian]

Face of Sioux Indian, forehead and chin covered by blanket, facing front. Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebier's granddaughter ; 1964. Title from negative sleeve.

[Stands Hard, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, in feather headress]
Portrait of Pocahontas, from painting by Wm. Sheppard
[Mary Martin, Indian, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left, holding cradleboard] / Heyn & Matzen, Chicago.
[Gobuguoy, Walpi girl, half-length portrait, facing front, hair tied in swirls on sides of head, metal bead and bell choker, printed cotton dress, cotton shawl around shoulders]
Lee Moorhouse - [Po-ca-tel-lo, Yakima or Umatilla Indian, from Oregon, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing breast plate]

Lee Moorhouse - [Po-ca-tel-lo, Yakima or Umatilla Indian, from Oregon,...

1811 U.S. Copyright Office. Photoprint by Lee Moorhouse. WSUNA

Strikes on Top [Am, Indian Chief]
[Holy Frog(?) (left) and Big Turnips(?), American Indians]

[Holy Frog(?) (left) and Big Turnips(?), American Indians]

Holy Frog(?) and Big Turnips (?), probably members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, half-length portrait, one wearing a headdress. Title from mount of corresponding print in LOT 10136. LOT 10136 (location of c... More

[Joseph Two, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Joseph Two, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

D12895 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 631.

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Iron White Man, half-length portrait, facing front. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1964). Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebier's granddaughter ; 19... More

[Chief Lone Bear, half-length portrait, facing right]
[Eliza Big Claw, full-length portrait, standing, facing left]
[Chief Red Fox, Sioux(?) Indian, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, holding tomahawk]

[Chief Red Fox, Sioux(?) Indian, three-quarter length portrait, standi...

D10823 U.S. Copyright Office. Rinehart photo no. 65.

[Kills Close to the Lodge, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Kills Close to the Lodge, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild Wes...

Kills Close to the Lodge, half-length portrait, turned right, facing front, wearing breastplate and headdress. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service... More

[Chief Iron Tail, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Chief Iron Tail, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Chief Iron Tail, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing breastplate. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1964). Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebie... More

[Tioagla, full-length portrait, facing right, on horseback]
[Samuel Lone Bear, three-quarter length portrait, facing right, holding tomahawk]
[Eagle Bear, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]

[Eagle Bear, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]

D12907 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 658.

[Washakie, Chief of Shoshones, half-length portrait, facing left]
[Eagle Bull, half-length portrait, standing, facing front]
[High Bear, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[High Bear, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

D12963 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 498.

[Tev Gui, a Snake chief, half-length portrait, facing front, in ceremonial dress for antelope priest in snake dance]
[Chief Revenger, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] / photo by Heyn and Matzen.
[Iron White Man, Sioux American Indian]

[Iron White Man, Sioux American Indian]

Iron White Man, probably a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing headdress and a Buffalo Falls Police star-shaped badge. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print... More

[Mary Red Cloud, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]
[White Belly, Indian, half-length portrait, facing right]

[White Belly, Indian, half-length portrait, facing right]

D12959 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 642.

[Eagle Shirt, Sioux Indian, full-length portrait, facing slightly right, standing in front of studio backdrop]
[Big Man, half-length portrait, facing front holding decorated shield]
[Paul Moose, Indian, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
[Washakie, Chief of Shoshones, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]
[Julia Lone Elk, half-length portrait, facing front]
[Black Horse, head and shoulders portrait, facing right]
Chief Owen Heavy Breast (American Indian)
[Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian in feather headress and bone breastpiece, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right]
[Distributor, Native American man, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right; arms folded, holding bow, arrow, and tomahawk; dressed in bone breast plate]
[Chief Lone Bear, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Chief Lone Bear, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Chief Lone Bear, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing breastplate and warbonnet, holding bow and arrow. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service... More

[Eskimo man standing on railroad tracks] - Frank G. Carpenter collection

[Eskimo man standing on railroad tracks] - Frank G. Carpenter collecti...

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Iron White Man, half-length portrait, facing front.

Hopi bridal costume

Hopi bridal costume

Hopi woman's bridal wear which includes thick leggings, dark dress and a white blanket draped across her shoulders.

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