Thursday, November 28, 2013

Some Photos of Native American Indians

An Indian Invocation. It was made in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis.

A group Navajo Native Americans pose outdoors near an unhitched wagon at Shiprock, New Mexico. Photographed between 1890 and 1908.

                                   Antique Photograph - Ah-Keah-Boat (Two Hatchet) - Kiowa - 1898
                                                  Asparoke Indians at winter camp in 1908
                                                       Big Mouth Hawk - Arapaho 1872
                                                           Black Otter- Arapahoe
                                                      Bone Necklace - Oglala - 1899
                                                                   Buffalo head dress
                                               Comes Out Holy - Oglala - 1904
 Chiricahua Apache woman in Native Dress with Infant in Cradleboard. Photographed 1882. - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
                                                          Chiricahua, Fort Sill. Young girl
Indian girl in native dress

Tecumseh - Leader of the Shawnee 1768 - 1813

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of lving. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself." Tecumseh

    Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Native American leader of the Shawnee and a large tribal confederacy (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the United States during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Tecumseh has become an iconic folk hero in American, Aboriginal and Canadian history.

   Tecumseh grew up in the Ohio Country during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, where he was constantly exposed to warfare. With Americans continuing to encroach on Indian territory after the British ceded the Ohio Valley to the new United States in 1783, the Shawnee moved farther northwest. In 1808, they settled Prophetstown in present-day Indiana. With a vision of establishing an independent Native American nation east of the Mississippi under British protection, Tecumseh worked to recruit additional tribes to the confederacy from the southern United States.

   During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's confederacy allied with the British in The Canadas, and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813.

   With his death, his confederation disintegrated. Some tribes simply stopped fighting. Accordingly, the British deserted their Indian allies at the peace conference that ended the War of 1812. As a result, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished, and American settlers took possession of all the territory south of the Great Lakes, driving the Indians west or into reservations.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Great Spirit has shown me a day will come - Many Horses

"I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens. I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white man in his own shoes." Many Horses.

Warriors of the Rainbow - Native American Prophecy

When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow. 

Native American Prophecy