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Turning Eagle, Lower Brule Sioux.

Native American Vintage Photography – Frank Rinehart

One of the most famous photographers of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century was Frank Rinehart. He was renowned for capturing the personality and culture of the Native Americans of the USA, from their dress to their Native American jewelry to their lifestyle, and particularly for his photographs of delegates and leaders at the 1898 Indian Congress in Omaha. Continue reading

Native American Photography – Gertrude Kasebier

Native American jewelry has a long and rich history steeped in tradition, and it’s fascinating to see how it looked more than a century ago through stunning vintage photographs of American Indians before white colonization completely changed their landscape.

One renowned photographer of Native Americans last century and prior was Gertrude Kasebier. Continue reading

Native American Photography – Edward Curtis

Native American culture is reflected in so many art forms, including Native American jewelry, Pendleton blankets, stories, dance, legends, and photographic images.

Some of the most captivating images of these magnificent peoples are the early photographs of Native Americans taken in the late 1800s and early 1900s across the USA. Perhaps the most famous of these photographers was Edward S. Curtis. Continue reading

The New Mexico Pueblos: A Short Snapshot

The Pueblo are Native American tribal nations who live in Pueblos and are descended from the Anasazi. With a long tradition of farming and craftsmanship including Native American jewelry, they have traditionally lived in adobe villages in the southwest for more than one thousand years.

What is a Pueblo? Continue reading