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Indians of North America

These portraits are valuable records that document Native American dress and customs at the end of the nineteenth century during an active period of Indian removal and hostilities against Native Americans.Library of Congress holds one of the most important collections of Native American photographic portraits.
Red Cloud and Indians. Standing - Red Bear (Sons Are?), Young Man Afraid of his Horse, Good Voice, Ring Thunder, Iron Crow, White Tail, Young Spotted Tail. Seated - Yellow Bear, Jack Red Cloud, Big Road, Little Wound, Black Crow
1854
1854
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1932
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[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in f...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 47]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman seated, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman se...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 46]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

[Native American man, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Native American man, half-length portrait, facing front]

Photo from Indian Wigwam, Julius Meyer, Omaha, Nebraska. On verso: Eaton, photographer.

[Winnebago child, full-length portrait, standing, facing front draped in blanket]
[Winnebago woman, full-length portrait, seated, facing right]

[Winnebago woman, full-length portrait, seated, facing right]

No. 520. Possibly photographed by B.H. Gurnsey.

[Winnebago woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Winnebago woman, half-length portrait, facing front]

Possibly photographed by C.L. Hamilton.

[Grant Richards and wife, full-length portraits]

[Grant Richards and wife, full-length portraits]

National Photo Company Collection. Copy of photograph from the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology.

Capt. Geo Sword, chief of police with Buffalo Bill's Indians, Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. / W.R. Cross, portrait & view photographer, ... Hot Springs, S. Dak.

Capt. Geo Sword, chief of police with Buffalo Bill's Indians, Pine Rid...

Members of Lakota or Sioux tribe in predominantly traditional dress, posed with police chief in uniform.

[Group portrait of St. Regis Mohawk men and women in costume outside log building, some on horseback]

[Group portrait of St. Regis Mohawk men and women in costume outside l...

39287 U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. From l. to r.: Black Eagle, Jake Paul, Mary Ann Black Eagle, Chief Running Deer, Phillip Big Tree, and Lily Deer. Copyright by W.S. Tanner, Lawrence, Kansas.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face. (Sioux Indian) / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Rain-In-The-Face, half-length portrait, facing slightly right, in traditional Sioux costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Publis... more

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Half-length portrait, facing front. 63151 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph of painting by E.A. Burbank. Copyright by W. Scott Gardner, Chicago.

[Pee-a-rat and baby - Utes. Profile of woman, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, in plaid blanket, with baby in cradleboard on her back]

[Pee-a-rat and baby - Utes. Profile of woman, half-length portrait, st...

64926 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 151.

[Parrum - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing front, holding feather]

[Parrum - Ute man, half-length portrait, facing front, holding feather...

66435 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 167.

Nez Percé man

Nez Percé man

Full-length portrait of a Nez Percé man, facing front.

[Buckskin Charlie, Ute, half-length portrait, facing front, with medal around neck]

[Buckskin Charlie, Ute, half-length portrait, facing front, with medal...

64923 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado.

[Tan-nah, Ute woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[Tan-nah, Ute woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

66434 U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph by Rose and Hopkins, Denver, Colorado. No. 166.

[Battle in the Woods, full-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right]
[White War Bonnet, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]
[Eliza Big Claw, full-length portrait, standing, facing left]
[Iron White Man, Sioux American Indian]

[Iron White Man, Sioux American Indian]

Iron White Man, probably a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing headdress and a Buffalo Falls Police star-shaped badge. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print... more

[The Red Man (Sioux Indian)]

[The Red Man (Sioux Indian)]

American Indian man, probably a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bust portrait, facing front, wrapped in blanket. Title from negative sleeve. Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebier's granddaughter ; 1964.

[Flying Hawk, American Indian]

[Flying Hawk, American Indian]

Flying Hawk, probably a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, half-length portrait, turned right, facing front. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Ser... more

[The Red Man posed byTakes Enemy, Sioux Indian]

[The Red Man posed byTakes Enemy, Sioux Indian]

American Indian man, probably a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bust portrait, facing front, wrapped in blanket.

[Kills Close to the Lodge, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Kills Close to the Lodge, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild Wes...

Kills Close to the Lodge, half-length portrait, turned right, facing front, wearing breastplate and headdress. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service... more

[Chief Lone Bear, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Chief Lone Bear, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Chief Lone Bear, half-length portrait, facing right, wearing breastplate and warbonnet, holding bow and arrow. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service... more

[Chief Iron Tail, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Chief Iron Tail, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Chief Iron Tail, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing breastplate. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1964). Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebie... more

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Iron White Man, half-length portrait, facing front.

[Chief Red Fox, Sioux(?) Indian, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, holding tomahawk]

[Chief Red Fox, Sioux(?) Indian, three-quarter length portrait, standi...

D10823 U.S. Copyright Office. Rinehart photo no. 65.

[Holy Frog(?) (left) and Big Turnips(?), American Indians]

[Holy Frog(?) (left) and Big Turnips(?), American Indians]

Holy Frog(?) and Big Turnips (?), probably members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, half-length portrait, one wearing a headdress.

[Eskimo man standing on railroad tracks]

[Eskimo man standing on railroad tracks]

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

[Gobuguoy, Walpi girl, half-length portrait, facing front, hair tied in swirls on sides of head, metal bead and bell choker, printed cotton dress, cotton shawl around shoulders]
[The Red Man I (Bears One), Sioux Indian]

[The Red Man I (Bears One), Sioux Indian]

Face of Sioux Indian, forehead and chin covered by blanket, facing front. Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebier's granddaughter ; 1964. Title from negative sleeve.

[High Bear, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

[High Bear, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]

D12963 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 498.

[Eagle Bear, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]

[Eagle Bear, full-length portrait, seated, facing front]

D12907 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 658.

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

[Iron White Man, a Sioux Indian from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show]

Iron White Man, half-length portrait, facing front. LOT 10136 (location of corresponding print made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1964). Gift, Mina Turner, Käsebier's granddaughter ; 19... more