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Bear's Belly, Arikara Indian half-length portrait, facing front, wearing bearskin. Photographed by Edward Curtis in 1908.

Bear's Belly, Arikara Indian half-length portrait, facing front, wearing bearskin. Photographed by Edward Curtis in 1908.

The Utes call themselves the people of the horse. As the first unconquered tribe to obtain horses and livestock, they became respected warriors of the Southwest. Acquiring the horse around 1640 soon changed their lifestyle. Now that they could hunt more efficiently from horseback, the Utes could pursue their game in the summer and early …

The People of the Horse - True West Magazine

The Utes call themselves the people of the horse. As the first unconquered tribe to obtain horses and livestock, […]

Woman's dress, Niuam (Comanche), circa 1860, Deerhide/deerskin, glass pony beads, glass bead/beads, pigment/pigments, coin/coins, metal cones, shell/shells, metal bead/beads, bone hairpipe/hairpipes, sinew, brass bell/bells. Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, painted

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Kiowa Beaded Hide Strike-A-Light Bag, c. 1880

A KIOWA BEADED HIDE STRIKE-A-LIGHT BAG. c. 1880... (Total: 6 Items) | Lot #50214 | Heritage Auctions

A KIOWA BEADED HIDE STRIKE-A-LIGHT BAG c. 1880 the waisted commercial leather body decorated on the front - Available at 2011 September Dallas Signature...

A Jicarilla Man, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1904. Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Jicarilla man.

A Jicarilla Man, photographed by Edward Curtis in 1904. Head-and-shoulders portrait of a Jicarilla man.

Arapaho Ghost Dance Dress - 1890

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Goes Ahead - Apsaroke (The North American Indian, v. IV. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1909)

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Here for your perusal is a one-of-a-kind photograph of an Indian Potter Building Her Kiln. It was created in 1906 by Edward S. Curtis. The photograph illustrates an important tradition of the Indians of North America. We have compiled this collection of photographs mainly to serve as a valuable educational resource. Contact curator@old-picture.com.

Indian Kiln

This site presents an incredible photograph from Nampeyo, California. Showing an Indian Potter building a Kiln, and a nice collection of historic photos.