Native American

Mojave Apache Couple: 1898

Mojave Apache Couple: 1898

Mojave Apache Henry Wilson and his wife. Native American studio portrait photo taken in 1898. Photograph by Adolf F. Muhr, photographer for F.A. Rinehart Studio, Omaha, Nebraska. LOC original medium: gelatin silver photographic print.

Armpit Check: 1936

Armpit Check: 1936

Cigar store Indian and proprietor in front of newsstand, Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo taken in 1936 by U.S. Resettlement Administration photographer Carl Mydans. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Dusty Dress: 1910

Dusty Dress: 1910

Kalispel Indian woman named Dusty Dress with wrapped braids, white stripes painted on hair, shell disk earrings, wearing blanket dress decorated with elks' teeth. Native American portrait by photographer Edward S. Curtis, 1910. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Flandreau Indian School Choir: early 1900s

Flandreau Indian School Choir: early 1900s

Young men and women in the choir at the Flandreau Indian School, Flandreau, South Dakota. Photo taken between 1909 and 1932. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Native American Snake Priest: 1900

Native American Snake Priest: 1900

Honovi-Walpi snake priest, wearing Totkya Day body paint. Native American portrait photo taken in 1900 by photographer Edward S. Curtis. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American Princess: early 1900s

Native American entertainer Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone, a celebrated Cherokee-Creek mezzo-soprano, seated at a piano with sheet music. Tsianina sang on the Metropolitan Opera stage and on the battlefields of France. During World War I, Tsianina traveled to Europe to entertain the American army. Her name as an entertainer was Princess Tsianina. She died in 1985 at the age of 102.

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