In 1906, He Snaps A Quick Photo. What He Captures? Chilling...
The Crow were known as notorious marauders and horse-stealers. They had no villages, except where they camped. The weapons used by the Crow tribe includes bows and arrows, stone ball clubs, jaw bone clubs, hatchet axe, spears, lances and knives. In their own language, the Crow tribe call themselves Absaroka which means "Bird People."
#9 A mother and child of the Crow tribe, in 1908.
You can see the clothes worn by the women of the Crow tribe. They wore knee-length dresses and leggings. The women also wore the buffalo robes to keep themselves warm and dry.
Crow women wore their hair in two, thick braids decorated with beads.
#8 Group of men of the Navajo tribe in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in 1904.
The Navajos are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States. They are the second largest federally recognized tribe in the United States with 300,460 enrolled tribal members as of 2015.
#7 Piegan chiefs, in 1900.
There were three Piegan chiefs and they were, the Piikani (Piegan Blackfeet), the Kainaa (Bloods), and the Siksikawa (Blackfoot).
#6 A Hidatsa man with an eagle, in 1908.
The Hidatsa Indians are original people of North and South Dakota. Most Hidatsa people are still living in North Dakota today.
This powerful view of a Hidatsa holding an eagle as he stands on a large rock overlooking a valley conveys why so many Edward S. Curtis photographs speak to us today.
#5 Dancers of the Qagyuhl tribe, in 1914.
The picture shows a group of masked and costumed performers in the winter ceremony. The chief who is holding the dance stands at the left, grasping a speaker's staff and wearing cedar-bark neck-ring and head-band and a few of the spectators are visible at the right.
#4 A Kwakiutwl wedding party arrives on shore in canoes, in 1914.
Kwakwaka'wakw transportation was similar to that of other coastal people. Being an ocean and coastal people, they traveled mainly by canoe. Cedar dugout canoes, made from one log, would be carved for use by individuals, families, and communities.
Sizes varied from ocean-going canoes for long sea-worth travel in trade missions, to smaller local canoes for inter-village travel.
#3 Sioux chiefs, in 1905.
The Sioux are groups of Native American tribes and First Nations peoples in North America. The Sioux comprise three major divisions based on language divisions: the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota.
#2 Hupa spear fisherman watches for salmon, in 1923.
This photograph is called "Watching For Salmon". It was made in 1923 by Edward S. Curtis. The photo illustrates a Hupa Fisherman with a spear, standing on the bank gazing into a stream.
#1 Medicine Crow, of the Apsaroke tribe, in 1908.
The hawk fastened on the head is illustrative of the manner of wearing the symbol of one's tutelary spirit. You can also see two earrings in right ear, disc ornaments, shell beads, beaded scalp shirt.
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