Americans II

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

I have said it before, but I am newly amazed every time I view these 100+ year old photographs.  These were taken exclusively by Edward Curtis in the very early 1900’s.  American Indians should simply be called Americans, they were here first and it was their land before it was ours.   I post these as a tribute to a beautiful people!  Be sure to let me know your favorite photo and feel free to comment 🙂

Zuni Medicine Man, Grinding Medicine. It was created in 1903

Zuni Medicine Man, Grinding Medicine. It was created in 1903

Zuni Brave. It was made in 1903

Zuni Brave. It was made in 1903

Zuni Bead Worker Drilling Holes. It was created in 1903

Zuni Bead Worker Drilling Holes. It was created in 1903

White Shield, an Indian Chief. It was made in 1908

White Shield, an Indian Chief. It was made in 1908

Swallow Bird, a handsome Crow Indian in Montana. It was taken in 1908

Swallow Bird, a handsome Crow Indian in Montana. It was taken in 1908

Navaho Chief. It was made in 1904

Navaho Chief. It was made in 1904

Nova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Nova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Pimas Indian School Girl. It was created in 1907

Pimas Indian School Girl. It was created in 1907

Raven Blanket. It was made in 1910

Raven Blanket. It was made in 1910

Slow Bull Praying to the Great Spirit. It was created in 1907

Slow Bull Praying to the Great Spirit. It was created in 1907

Mizheh Babe, and Indian Mother. It was made in 1906

Mizheh Babe, and Indian Mother. It was made in 1906

Maricopa Water Girl. It was made in 1907

Maricopa Water Girl. It was made in 1907

Maricopa Water Girl. It was made in 1906

Maricopa Water Girl. It was made in 1906

Maricopa Indian Child. It was taken in 1907

Maricopa Indian Child. It was taken in 1907

Klamath Indian Head-dress. It was created in 1923

Klamath Indian Head-dress. It was created in 1923

Apache Papoose. It was made in 1903

Apache Papoose. It was made in 1903

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

Crow Warriors On Horseback. It was taken in 1908

Crow Warriors On Horseback. It was taken in 1908

Honovi-Walpi, a Hopi Snake Priest, with Totkya. It was made in 1910

Honovi-Walpi, a Hopi Snake Priest, with Totkya. It was made in 1910

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16 thoughts on “Americans II

  1. I am very intrigued, by the way the bead worker holds the tool, I imagine incredible patience and precision though. These photos are amazing for when they were taken, thank you for following my blog and bringing me here 🙂

  2. I think my favorite is the Zuni bead worker drilling holes. There is such a contentment and peace portrayed. This photographer really knew how to use the light and shadows in his photographs. Beautiful!

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