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Native American portraits


Native American pictures

Hello all!

For those of you who follow my page on Facebook, you know I like to comb the web for old Native American portraits. I often post one here and there with a caption as to who the person was and the year it was taken. I find some of those pictures on this Facebook page.

Those pictures of Native Americans are all in black and white and are so gorgeous. Looking at them, you can see how grand those individuals look, how soulful their eyes are. At times, those portraits take my breath away and all I can then say is “wow”. You start to wonder who that person was, what was their life like, if their attire was their usual attire, where and how come the picture was taken, etc. One thing is for sure, each and every single one of those individuals is beautiful. Their inner beauty (as well as their pain sometimes) shines through. Please share your thoughts and comments below and I will answer you.

I leave you to enjoy those Native American portraits with a native poem:

May there be beauty above me, May there be beauty below me, May there be beauty in me, May there be beauty all around me.

All my Relations

Apache girl-1889

Apache girl-1889

Apache man-1872

Apache man 1872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comanche chief Quanah Parker

Comanche chief Quanah Parker

Chiricahua woman Elsie Vance Chestuen

Chiricahua woman Elsie Vance Chestuen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jicarilla Apache maiden-1907

Jicarilla Apache maiden-1907

Crazy Thunder Oglala Lakota-1907

Crazy Thunder Oglala Lakota-1907

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Nose, cheyenne woman, 1878

Pretty Nose, cheyenne woman-1878

John Comes again Lakota-1899

John Comes again Lakota-1899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whirling Horse Lakota-1900

Whirling Horse Lakota-1900

Stump Horn Bull-1888

Stump Horn Bull-1888-My favorite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powatch Ute-1872

Powatch Ute-1872

Shoshone man-1885

Shoshone man-1885

10 thoughts on “Native American portraits

  1. Lori James

    Wow! I love these portraits! You’re right about their eyes being soulful, it’s as if you can see their pain and their pride. The poem is beautiful too. I really enjoyed looking at the portraits and imaging what their lives were like.

    Lori

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  2. Jolie

    Hey Emily, I’ve never stopped to appreciate art like this before! It does take the experience to a whole other level when you do stop and take the time to wonder about these people’s lives. Are they actual photographs or just very realistic paintings/drawings?

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    1. Emily Post author

      Hi Jolie. They are actual photographs. You are right when we actually stop to really look at those pictures, at the faces, we can appreciate it at a whole new level

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