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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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1932
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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.

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.

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Chief Pretty Eagle, Crow

Half-length portrait, facing front.

Nez Percé man

Nez Percé man

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

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

Hopi bridal costume

Hopi bridal costume

Hopi woman's bridal wear which includes thick leggings, dark dress and a white blanket draped across her shoulders.