Old photo avaThe world knows not enough about the Native American Indians, their culture, clothing traditions, and lifestyle. Of course, there are museums and exhibitions that preserve some of the knowledge but only the real-life situations can show any culture in its fullest. So, we’ve prepared for you a collection of old photos that can give us a glimpse of what the Native Americans were like in the late 19th – the beginning of the 20th century. Unfortunately, we can’t have photos of these tribes from before the European colonization, simply because photography wasn’t invented yet. But it’s at least something.

 

Pretty Nose, an Arapaho female war chief. Photographed in 1878 at Fort Keogh, Montana.

Pretty Nose Arapaho female war chief 1878 Fort Keogh Montana

 

 

Crow tribe boy. Photographed in 1907.

Native American Crow tribe boy 1907

 

 

Young Ute woman. Photo from 1880-1900.

Young Native American Ute woman 1880-1900

 

 

Isleta Pueblo women – Carlotta Chiwiwi and her daughters Maria and Felicita Toura. Early 1900s.

Isleta Pueblo women Carlotta Chiwiwi and her daughters Maria and Felicita Toura Early 1900s

 

 

Cheyenne girl in a beaded dress and breastplate. Early 1900s, Oklahoma.

Cheyenne girl in beaded dress and breastplate Early 1900s Oklahoma

 

 

Little Bird, an Ojibwe woman. 1908.

Little Bird Native American Ojibwe woman 1908

 

 

Flathead women. Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. Photo taken between 1905-1907.

Flathead women from Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana 1905-1907

 

 

Loti-kee-yah-tede. “The Chief’s Daughter”. Laguna Pueblo tribe. New Mexico, 1905.

Loti-kee-yah-tede The Chief’s Daughter Laguna Pueblo tribe New Mexico 1905

 

 

Stella Yellow Shirt and baby. Brule Sioux tribe. 1899.

Stella Yellow Shirt and baby Brule Sioux tribe 1899

 

 

Apache girl and papoose. 1903.

Apache girl and papoose 1903

 

 

Inuit woman with child. Alaska, 1900.

Inuit woman with child Alaska 1900

 

 

Girl at Taos Pueblo. New Mexico, 1895.

Girl at Taos Pueblo New Mexico 1895

 

 

Kiowa girl. 1892.

Native American Kiowa girl 1892

 

 

Tewa girl. 1906.

Native American Tewa girl 1906

 

 

Two Inuit children. Nome, Alaska, 1900-1908.

Two Inuit children Nome Alaska 1900-1908

 

 

Ute women and children. 1894.

Ute women and children 1894

 

 

Marie and Juan Pierre, children on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. 1905-1907.

Marie and Juan Pierre children on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana 1905-1907

 

 

Crow women and child. Early 1900s. Crow Indian Reservation, Montana.

Crow women and child Early 1900s Crow Indian Reservation Montana

 

 

Nez Perce girls. Montana. Early 1900s.

Nez Perce girls Montana Early 1900s

 

 

Miss Two Bears. Yanktonai tribe. Fort Yates, North Dakota. 1902.

Miss Two Bears Yanktonai tribe Fort Yates North Dakota 1902

 

 

Acoma tribe. Mother and daughter. Circa 1900.

Acoma tribe Mother and daughter 1900

 

 

Crow mother. 1912.

Native American Crow mother 1912

 

 

Every Wind. Ojibwe. Circa 1910.

Every Wind Native American Ojibwe 1910

 

 

Apache girl with basket. 1902.

Apache girl with basket 1902

 

 

Cheyenne girls. 1895.

Cheyenne girls 1895

 

 

Winyan Tanka with her daughter. Oglala Lakota tribe. 1895.

Winyan Tanka with her daughter Oglala Lakota tribe 1895

 

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