American Indians of the West - Portraits

In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Many Indians sat for photographic portraits. These portraits preserved what was left of traditional American Indian dress, which, other wise, may have been lost in past history forever.

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American Indians of the West - White Indian Archival quality giclee print. Graphite. This portrait was done based on the true story of Elijah Nicholas Wilson, who ran away and was adopted by a Shoshone Tribe. "Nick", as he was known, became a beloved son of a Shoshone tribal leader, and lived true to his Shoshone family throughout his life. He maintained contact with his biological family, but preferred his indian ways, and remained loyal to adopted family.

White Indian Print

American Indians of the West - Red Cloud's Daughters, Medium Watercolor. Archival quality giclee prints. Red Cloud, a Lakota was known for his battles to keep his people's lands. His parents named him after an unusual weather event. 

Red Cloud's Daughters Print

American Indians of the West - Cheyenne graphite, pencil. Archival quality giclee print. Indians often chewed on grasses to keep their saliva flowing through long, hot trips. 

Cheyenne Print

American Indians of the West - Shoshone Man  Medium graphite. Archival quality giclee print. Indian hair and decoration were very individual and very different. Often, there was a lot of spiritual representation in feathers used and style of hair. 

Shoshone Man Print

American Indians of the West - Indian with Conchos.  Medium graphite. Archival quality giclee print. As more decorative items such as these conchos became available, they were incorporated more and more into traditional Indian dress. 

Indian with Conchos Print

American Indians of the West - Warrior with Eagle Feather, graphite and pastel. Archival quality giclee print. While Indians used many different types of feathers to adorn themselves, the eagle feather was one of the most important. 

Warrior with Eagle Feather Print

American Indians of the West - Geronimo. Medium Graphite. Archival quality giclee print. Geronimo was a renown medicine man and leader from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache Indians. 

Geronimo print

American Indians of the West - Princess Angeline, Medium graphite Archival quality giclee print. Princess Angeline was the daughter of Chief Si'ahl , a famous American Indian Chief of the Duwamish Tribe. The city of Seattle is named after him. The northwest was their ancestral homelands. 

 

Princess Angeline print

American Indians of the West - Indian with Roached Hair, Medium graphite. Archival quality giclee print. This portrait shows the influence of the white man on the Indian's manner of dress and hair. 

Indian with Roached Hair Print

American Indians of the West - A Warrior. Medium graphite.  Archival quality giclee print. Hair, braids, and eyebrow styles were highly individual, but often followed styles particular to their band. 

A Warrior Print

American Indians of the West - Indian Sheriff. Medium Graphite. Archival quality giclee print. This drawing demonstrates the value and importance of tradtional Indian dress and ornamentation, and the white man's influence. 

Indian Sheriff Print

American Indians of the West - One Eagle Feather. Medium graphite. Archival quality giclee print.

One Eagle Feather
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