Portrait of Goyathlay (One Who Yawns), called Geronimo, Medicine Man, Prophet and Leader, with Medal. Part of Athapascan, Chiricahua and Apache Tribes. Photographer: Delancey W. Gill From the Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology: Native American Portrait Photographs, 1907 Collection Care of the Wisconsin Historical Society archives http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/
(Sinté Mazá,Oglala Lakota),Chief Iron Tail ,Who was one of the most famous Native Americans of his day and a popular subject for professional photographers ,Chief Iron Tails distinctive profile became well known across the United States as one of three models for the five-cent coin Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel.Photograph 1900.
Chippewa, John Smith (d. February 6, 1922 at reputed age of 137), also known as Gaa-binagwiiyaas (which the flesh peels off). The exact age of John Smith at the time of his death has been a subject of controversy. Federal Commissioner of Indian Enrollment Ransom J. Powell argued that "it was disease and not age that made him look the way he did. Powell remarked that according to tribe he was only 88 years old.
Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, an Interior Salish woman who collected tribal stories among Northern Plateau peoples in the early twentieth century. She described centuries-old traditions with the authority of first-hand knowledge & wrote a novel based on her experiences. Like her contemporary Zora Neale Hurston, Mourning Dove’s reputation as a female ethnographer & writer has grown steadily. Her novel, Cogewea, is the 1st known published novel by a Native American…