15 Unseen Color Photos Of Native Americans From The Early 1900s

While making ‘Moses on the Mesa,’ film-maker Paul Ratner developed a high interest (rather than interest, I should call it as a passion) for analyzing old 19th and 20th-century photographs of Native Americans.

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‘Moses on the Mesa’ is a film based on German-Jewish emigrants who fell deeply in love with the women of Native American and were made Governor of their tribe in the 18th century.

Film-maker Paul Ratner said- “What has been most gratifying to me about researching old photos of Native Americans is when the relatives of the people featured in the photos discover them through our popular Facebook page.Many of them have never seen these photos and are excited to find them. It is also exciting when folks correctly identify the people and the tribes pictured in the photos since the archives or vintage photo auctions often have incorrect or incomplete information. I feel like through this process we are reclaiming some lost history.”

1. Picture of Amos Two Bulls.

1. Picture of Amos Two Bulls.

2. Oglala Lakota Chief, one of the first Native American authors, educators, actors, and philosophers.

2. Oglala Lakota Chief, one of the first Native American authors, educators, actors, and philosophers.

3. Charles American Horse, the son of Oglala Lakota, 1901.

3. Charles American Horse, the son of Oglala Lakota, 1901.

4. Cheyenne Chief Wolf Robe, 1898.

4. Cheyenne Chief Wolf Robe, 1898.

5. Chief Little Wound and Family, 1899.

5. Chief Little Wound and Family, 1899.

6. A Siksika man from Montana.

6. A Siksika man from Montana.

7. Hand painted picture of a young woman by the river.

7. Hand painted picture of a young woman by the river.

8. A tribe of Native Americans, Kiowas, 1898.

8. A tribe of Native Americans, Kiowas, 1898.

9. An Ojibwe man, 1903.

9. An Ojibwe man, 1903.

10. Minnehaha, a fictional Native American woman, 1904.

10. Minnehaha, a fictional Native American woman, 1904.

11. A Pueblo man, 1899.

11. A Pueblo man, 1899.

12. Northern Plains Man, 1900.

12. Northern Plains Man, 1900.

13. Painted Tipis of the headmen by Walter Mcclintock.

13. Painted Tipis of the headmen by Walter Mcclintock.

14. An Ojibwe woman, 1908.

14. An Ojibwe woman, 1908.

15. A Blackfeet girl from Montana. Glass Lantern Slide by Walter Mcclintock.

15. A Blackfeet girl from Montana. Glass Lantern Slide by Walter Mcclintock.

Source: http://nativedaily.us/2017/04/15/15-unseen-color-photos-of-native-americans-from-the-early-1900s/