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Cochise - 1815-1874 Though actually pronounced K-you Ch-Ish, this Apache leader is second only to Geronimo when it comes to that tribe’s historical significance. Often described as having the classical Indian frame; muscular, large for the time, and known to wear his long, black hair in a traditional pony tail, Cochise aided in the uprising to resist intrusions by Mexicans and American in the 19th century.

the legendary Cochise, Chiricahua Apache, and His Wife . This is the only picture I have ever seen of Cochise- if it is him- he had a great aversion to photography, as did many First Nation people.

A Navaho Smile, 1904, Edward Curtis

I love Edward Curtis' account of the Native American people. Navajo Girl - "Navaho Smile" taken in 1904 by Edward S.

Geronimo's daughter

Geronimo’s daughter, Lenna ca. 1900 was Bedonkohe-Mescalero and born 1886 at Fort Marion in St. while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff named her Marion (after the fort) but she took the name Lenna.

Kicking Bear. Oglala Sioux

Kicking Bear, Oglala Sioux medicine man, sub-chief among the Minneconjou Sioux during the Sioux Wars First cousin and close friend of Chief Crazy Horse.

This child was twelve, when this was taken. She was somewhat famous for her horsemanship, as she was a trick rider. She was highly esteemed by her Crow tribe. The Crow are famous for horsemanship and they decorated their horses very opulently, with beadwork.

White Deer - Iroquois (Mohawk) - Have a drop of Aboriginal blood from my father's side running through my veins. very likely Iroquois, Mohawk Nation, Caughnawaga Reserve near Montreal, P.

There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant & immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous & unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember & seek the truth.~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

Floyd Red Crow Westerman There is an ancient Indian saying~ Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it.

Pawnee young couple and child pose for a photo. The design on the cradleboard is unique to the Pawnee and relates to the myth of the morning star. To learn more about cradleboards, see here: <a href="http://traditionalnativehealing.com/native-american-cradleboards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">traditionalnative...</a>

A Pawnee young couple and child pose for a photo. The design on the cradleboard is unique to the Pawnee and relates to the myth of the morning star.

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