ah chee lo a young indian child it was taken in 1905

Ah Chee Lo, a young indian child – 1905

This is a fascinating collection of Native American Indian photographs from the turn  of the last century!  Several tribes are represented in this collection: Sioux, Walapai, Brule, Arikara and Tluwulahu.  Such a stoic people, I believe that there is a lot to be learned from lives that were led so simply.  While I look to god for my spiritual and worldly guidance, I do believe there is a lot to glean from these “simple” people.  There lives were anything but simple, the thought of living from the land, every minute of every day, really gives me pause.  I want to give credit for these spectacular photos, the clarity of old film just cannot be duplicated by a digital memory!  All of these photos were originally shot by Edward S. Curtis and can be found on this website: http://www.old-picture.com/

Little Hawk, a Brule Warrior. It was taken in 1907

Little Hawk, a Brule Warrior. It was taken in 1907

Sioux Chiefs. It was made in 1905

Sioux Chiefs. It was made in 1905

Snake Indian Priest. It was taken in 1900

Snake Indian Priest. It was taken in 1900

Tluwulahu Mask. It was created in 1914

Tluwulahu Mask. It was created in 1914

Walapai-IndianNova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Walapai-IndianNova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Hupa Mother and Baby in a Three-quarter Length Portrait. It was created in 1923

Hupa Mother and Baby in a Three-quarter Length Portrait. It was created in 1923

Bears Belly, an Arikara indian man in a Half-length Portrait. It was taken in 1908

Bears Belly, an Arikara indian man in a Half-length Portrait. It was taken in 1908

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7 thoughts on “ah chee lo a young indian child it was taken in 1905

  1. Incredible photos. I agree about the clarity the old film produced, or perhaps it was the cameras, or the lighting technique or perhaps the dark room. Certainly shows the talent of the old photographers. I thought the Tluwulahu mask in the 5th photo was interesting. Looks very Oriental to me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it before.

    • I almost did not include that photo, but it is fascinating! Thank you for stopping by, i would highly reccomend the website i posted, there are tons of great turn of the century photos from around the world 🙂

      thanks for stopping by!

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