Mrs. John Bushman, a Salish woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. A group of teepees is in the distance at the base of a ridge of mountains. Photographed c. 1905.

John Bushman, a Salish woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. A group of teepees is in the distance at the base of a ridge of mountains. Photographed c. A beautiful dress!

Connetza ~ Chiricahua POW ~ Fort Bowie ~ 1886. Lt. Charles Gatewood identified Connetza as an injured member of Chihuahua's band who had been captured with Geronimo's group.

Connetza ~ Chiricahua Apache at Fort Bowie ~ Lt. Charles Gatewood identified Connetza as an injured member of Chihuahua's band who had been captured with Geronimo's group.

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In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Na

Photo by Erika Larsen for National Geographic: Picture of Nez Perce Katie Harris with her horse Ollocot Pendleton, Oregon

Chief John Two Guns White Calf Profile - His visage was reportedly used along with those of John Big Tree (Seneca) and Iron Tail (Sioux) in James Earl Fraser’s composite design for the nickel.  Notice the chief’s signature in the photo below taken by T.J. Hileman

An impressive portrait of White Calf, Blackfoot Chief John Two Guns. He is one of the most recognizable images of a Native American as an impression of his portrait appears on the Buffalo nickel. The handwriting to the right of card is his own signature.

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