Native American CultureBelow you will find images relating to the Native American Culture.
Please be aware that these images have been taken from books, photos, postcards, and magazines from the mid-1800's to the early 1900's, and they often reflect the prejudices, stereotypes, and ignorance of that time. Terms that are now considered disrespectful were at one time commonplace and are included here as they appeared in the original source material in an attempt to provide an historical context for these images. They do not represent my own personal viewpoint in anyway.
While the vast majority of images come from my personal collection, when necessary, I have used public domain images from SIRIS, the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. It is a terrific resource, although not all the materials there are in the public domain. If you want to reuse images labeled as being from SIRIS, be sure to read their copyright information.
On this page of Native American Art you can see drawings done by Native Americans on paper and on buffalo robes and shields.
This page of Native American Artifacts includes a drawing of a stone pipe, Zuni drinking vessels, two baby cradles, a wampum belt and currency, and various relics of the cliff dwellers.
Here are some photographs of beautiful Native American Baskets from various tribes.
I've put together eight color illustrations of examples of Native American Beadwork shown on tobacco pouches, a cradle, a totem, bead cases and knife sheaths.
This page features color pictures of North American Indian Clothing with a Kiowa ceremonial headdress, ornamental tobacco pouches, a shell necklace, and a full sized illustration of a Delaware chief in his wonderful regalia.
A beaded buckskin clothes bag, moccasins, leggings, pouches, and drawings of a warrior and chief make up this page showing color images of Native American Clothes.
This set of full-color drawings of Native American Clothing present two gorgeous headdresses, apache caps, moccasins, shirts, and a red Cheyenne dress ornamented with elk's teeth and beads.
On this page of Native American Crafts are six lovely color illustrations of dolls made by Indians of different tribes.
You can find six color examples of Native American Designs on these accessories: a fancy blanket band, Sioux beaded garters, an Arapahoe war shield, and some beaded bags and pouches.
On this page are Native American Drawings done on buffalo robes by Crow, Pawnee, and Mandan tribe members.
Here are drawings in color and black and white of Native American Flutes and two paintings and a photograph of Native Americans playing this instrument.
A Navajo man, a "Noble Red Man," Indians in war paint, on horseback and more can be found on this page of American Indian Clipart.
You'll find illustrations of bows and arrows and shields, a Native American girl and Pocahontas, pottery and a blanket, a chiefs, and Indians in a canoe on this page of Native American Clipart.
These Native American Designs Symbols and totems were drawn by George Catlin as he observed them on rocks and trees during his travels with the Northern American Indians.
On this page of Native American Graphics are an assortment of great images of Flatbow and Kootenai Indians, an Indian baby in her cradle, warriors and their wives, a Minataree Indian doing the Dog Dance, a chief in full dress, and Indian dancers impersonating Night and Day.
I created these seven full color Native American Patterns digitally; they're based on the beadwork patterns I found in these pages.
Nine more Native American Pictures are on this page, with among others, images of Southern Indians, a ceremonial invocation, a sachem,and a drawing titled Lamentation.
Here are eight more Native American Symbols showing various examples of picture writing.
On this page are close-up drawings of Missouria, Kiowa, and Kansas men wearing elaborate Native American Jewelry .
This page starts a set of line drawings of all different types of Kachinas, including a turkey cock, buffalo, mocking bird, hawk, owl and wasp kachinas.
These Kachina Dolls represent the red hawk, bee, owl, snipe, hummingbird, and Cooper's hawk.
This final set of Native American Kachina Dolls show us a tcanau, buffalo maid, chicken, owl, eagle, and a duck.
This page has terrific images of tribes practicing Native American Medicine with images of ornamented Medicine Men, views of Mandan medicine or mystery lodges, and scenes from their ceremonies.
Images of sheet music for Native American Music are on this page, along with a Chippewa Indian song drawn on birch bark.
This group of hand-tinted Native American Paintings are all from a book by Brownell and depict the Indian in his canoe, an interview of Samoset with the Pilgrims, ball playing, Indians making a offering to the dead, an Indian war dance, and an Indian encampment west of the Mississippi.
On this page you'll find images of Zuni water vases, paint, and condiment cups, Tesuke water vases, and fragments of more Native American Pottery.
Whether you spell it tipis, tepees, or Teepees you'll find six illustrations of one type of Indian home on this page.
These Native American Tools are described as being "methods employed by Indians of halfting stone weapons."
Here we have a set of black and white drawings of Native American Weapons including bows, arrows, arrowheads, shields, spears, lances, quivers, and more.
This page has six color illustrations of Indian Weapons such as tomahawks, clubs, knives, sling shots, sheaths, bows, arrows, bow cases, and quivers.
To cite this website:
Hatzigeorgiou, Karen J. U.S. History Images. 2008. Online. Internet. <http://ushistoryimages.com>.