Description of Title: Sioux chiefs. Date Created/Published: Summary: Photograph shows three Native Americans on horseback. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, Curtis (Edward S.) Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.
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.
FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
Geronimo, an important Apache Native American leader who rose to celebrity status. His many cunning escapes from Indian reservations and the failure of Mexican and American soldiers to capture him and his 39 warriors gave him a permanent place in history.
Geronimo’s daughter, Lenna ca. 1900 was Bedonkohe-Mescalero and born 1886 at Fort Marion in St. while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff named her Marion (after the fort) but she took the name Lenna.
Cochise, Chiricahua Apache, and His Wife. Cochise (or "Cheis") was one of the most famous Apache leaders (along with Geronimo and Mangas Coloradas) to resist intrusions by Americans during the century.