"Band of Chiricahua Apache Indians, followers of legendary renegade Geronimo, attending a peace negotiation after a long struggle against US gov't attempts to force them onto reservations. Location: Tombstone, AZ, US Date taken: 1886"
Apache Indian police, c. 1883-1886.
Geronimo and his band of Apache warriors in Fort Pickens, Florida
Portrait of Oto man, (George) Arkeketah, Head Chief. Part of Siouan (Sioux) and Otoe Tribes.
"Geronimo is said to have had magical powers. He could see into the future, walk without creating footprints and even hold off the dawn to protect his own. This Apache Indian warrior and his band of 37 followers defied federal authority for more than 25 years."
Geronimo on horseback in 1886 - I am not related to the great warrior, but my aunt knew him so I feel a slight connection there.
Chief Washakie and group. Shoshone. Late 1800s. Photo by Rose and Hopkins. Source - Denver Public Library
Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.
Apache Indian Girl Carrying a Basket in Arizona 1905