Here are some amazing photos of the Native American tribes from the 19th and 20th Century that you must take a look at if you love photography and history!

Minnehaha. 1904

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Not everyone agreed with this picture, a viewers says, “Please explain. How can this be a real photo? Minnehaha is a fictional Native American woman documented in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 epic poem The Song of Hiawatha.”

A photo by Heyn of the Oglala Lakota Chief wearing a bone necklace.

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This man has a sensitive, intelligent face and beautiful hands. This is an example of those who fell victim to the brutality of those who wanted their land.

An amazing view of the Blackfeet Tribal Camp with grazing horses by Walter Mcclintock.

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So beautiful – yet had to be destroyed for “progress”?!

A very rare photo of a Siksika Man by Walter Mcclintock.

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A viewer writes, “He has a face full of wisdom and experience. Love it!”.

A rare photo of Blackfeet Girl from the 1900’s.

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Looking at the picture a viewers shares her story, “My great grandmother was Blackfeet, she was bought when she was 14 and brought to the east coast . My grandfather said she used to say we are from the nowashy tribe every time the kids had muddy bare feet. It is really cool to see how my face resembles even this women. My sister looks alot like her.”

Chief James A. Garfield. Jicarilla of the Apache tribe in 1899.

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The Apaches were among the fiercest fighters, much feared. Death was meted out slowly and painfully.

“Painted Tipis Of The Headmen” of the Blackfeet tribe in the 1900.

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The Blackfeet were warriors and bison hunters. They were almost decimated after exposure to European diseases. They were given a reservation, and there are still about 15,000 in the U.S. More live in Canada.

Arrowmaker, an Ojibwe Man from 1903.

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A viewer appreciates the picture saying, “Beautiful bead work in the necklaces and medallion. He looks European with light colored eyes. I wonder what his background is.”

This is a hand painted photo by Roland W. Reed of a “Ringing Bell” from 1908.

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How beautiful our American Indians are and were.

This is a painting of Charles American Horse who is the Son Of Chief American Horse Oglala Lakota from 1901.

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“Crazy Horse, Red Cloud, and other Lakota Sioux leaders are among the most famous of all … , Oglala, or Sicangu … The 1890s were difficult years for the Sioux.”

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