Native American TribesBelow you will find images relating to the Native American Tribes.
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.
There are five wonderful photographs Algonquin Indians on this page.
On this page of Anasazi images, are pictures of ancient cave dwellings, restored tower and cliff houses, and an etching of an attack on a village.
Six more pictures of items relating to the Anasazi Indians including vases, pottery, dwellings, and rock inscriptions.
Several images of Apache scouts, and warriors, are here, as well as an image of the Apaches treating for peace with General Crook, and the surrender of the Chiricahuas and their captives.
On this page of Apache Indians you'll find portraits of Naiche, Chief Pacer, and Dr. Carlos Montezuma, along with others.
Here you'll find a Blackfoot family at home, mounted Blackfoot, pictures of men, and one old woman.
Six additional images of Blackfoot Indians include a chief, medicine man, mounted Blackfeet traveling through snow, and other portraits.
These pictures of California Indians depict Mission Indians of Southern California, Diggers in a canoe and on land, and an Native American woman of the Sacramento River.
A group of Cherokee women making pottery, a portrait of a girl in native dress, and more are on this page.
Two pictures of Sequoya, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, and four other Cherokee Indians are shown here.
On this page you'll find images of a Cheyenne chief, the Battle of Rosebud, a pow wow, and the capture of Black Kettle's camp.
This page shows a lodge and burial ground of the Cheyenne Indians as well as images of warriors and chiefs.
The images of Chippewa Indians on this page include Oshawahnah, a Chippewa chief, Chippewa Indians fishing from canoes, and three more drawings of individuals.
The Chippewa Tribe members on this page were all drawn by George Catlin and provide portaits of the nine Chippewa who visited Longon on tour with Catlin's Gallery in 1845, as well as drawings done by Chippewa showing their version of heaven and their first meetings with the white man.
Here are pictures of two Choctaw men, three pictures of ball-players, and one showing the Eagle Dance of the Choctaw.
This page shows six more Choctaw Indians with a portrait of two girls, a woman pounding corn, another woman in partial native dress, a group portrait and more.
This set of Comanche images features Quanah Parker, principal chief of the Comanches and members of his family, Indians stealing cows, and two portraits of warriors.
There are six more portraits of Comanche Indians to be found on this page.
These pictures of Cree include a medicine man in full regalia, an camp scene, and four portraits of tribe members.
There are five pictues on this page showing Creek Indians in the Battle of Talladega, in a canoe fight, and an image of a Creek chieftan.
A Crow grandmother, mother, and child, a group of mounted Crow women, and a medicine Crow in native dress are part of this set of Crow Indians.
Here we have several portraits of chiefs in partial native dress, and also a picture of Dakota Indians playing a game of plum stones.
This page features photographs of the Hopi participating in several ceremonies such as the Walpi new fire rite, the tablet dance, and the bean planting ceremony.
Images of the Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians and a photo of Hopi children are featured on this page.
The altar of the horned priests, and other artifacts using in the ceremonies of the Hopi Religion are shown here.
On this page you'll find more photographs of paraphenalia used during Hopi Ceremonies and an Indian drawing of the Corn Maidens grinding corn.
There are two views of a kachina helmet mask, rain kachinas at Walpi, and an Indian drawing representing a war kachina on this page showing Hopi Kachina Masks.
Included on this page are Iroquois dwellings, a war dance, and three images of Hiawatha.
Engravings of Iroquois Indians show an Iroquois chief, a long house at Onondaga, and several battle images.
These images of the Iroquois Tribe present a woman and baby with a cradleboard, a group of children beside a wooden boat, and several portraits.
There are five portraits of Kiowa chiefs on this page, with images of Satanta, Lone Wolf, and Big Tree.
Included on this page of Lakota Indians are images of Spotted Tail, Rain-in-the-Face, Chief Big Joseph, Conquering Bear, and Red Cloud.
There are six portraits of Lakota Sioux on this page, including ones of Big Foot, White Hawk, Kicking Bear, Hollow Horn Bear, and others.
On this page you'll find a chief, scenes from a Mandan village and burial ground, a medicine man in bearskin, and a Mandan woman and papoose.
The Moduc Indians depicted on this page include Captain Jack (not Sparrow), Hooker Jim, Modocs on the war path, in their stonghold and attacking some commissioners.
This selection of images of Mohawk Indians shows three different portraits of Chief Joseph Brandt,, King Hendrick, another Mohawk chief, a treaty of peace, and a drawing titled The Mohawk's Last Arrow.
The ancient Moundbuilders left us a square mound at Marieta, a graded way near Piketon, and an elephant and a great serpent mound which can be seen here.
Here are some relics of the Mound Builders including spear heads, stone pipes, a vase, and several clay vessels.
On this page are Navajo images of a man with silver ornaments, a loom, a boy, a scene from the Navajo Fire Dance, and two pictures of Navajo chiefs.
You can find more Navajo Indians on this page with pics of a blanket weaver and loom, an old warrior with lance and shield, and a Navajo Indian and child at their home in Canyon de Chelle.
These Nez Perce images show two pictures of Chief Joseph, the Battle of Canyon Creek, a boy and a papoose, and a Nez Perce camp.
There are images of three warriors and several chiefs on this page depicting the Osage.
There are two color images of Pawnee Indians in ceremonial dress to illustrate Hako, a Pawnee ceremoney, as well as chiefs and a group portrait of several Pawnee on this page.
Quite a few tribes comprise the group referred to as the Plains Indians, so on this page we have eight images of Arapahoes, Crows, Shoshones, and scenes of buffalo hunts and conflict on the plains.
Two pictures of Chief Standing Buffalo are on this page of Ponca Indians, along with White Eagle, Standing Bear, Big Chief, and Hairy Bear.
On this page you'll find several Potawatomi chiefs, a village scene, and a man ready for travel.
Pocahontas was a Powhatan and you'll find two pictures of her here along with images of Chief Powhatan and his brother, Opecancanough.
This set of Pueblo illustrations show a Pueblo church, a carreta, a procession on the day of the saints, pueblo clothing, a pueblo cacique, and more.
This selection of images of Pueblo Indians shows a group of natives, some Pueblo girls, water carriers, a dance in the pueblo, and views of pueblo apartments.
The Pueblo People shown here include girls winnowing beans and selling clay images, a young hunter, a clotho spinning in the sun, a young maiden, and a Pueblo and cart.
This final set of images relating to the Pueblo Indians features several Pueblo Indian Dwellings with views of characteristic pueblo houses, a village, the house of a chief, and pueblos of Laguna and Taos, New Mexico.
For this page on the Sauk Indians there are three pictures of Black Hawk, one picture of his son, and two pics of Keokuk, also known as The Watchful Fox.
More Seminole Tribe members are on this page, including a Seminole family inside a chickee, a young man skinning a wild turkey, and the first photo taken at Pine Island, Florida.
A scene of the Seminole War, and Seminoles Billy Bowlegs, Osceola, Hillishago, and Micanope can be found on this page of Seminole Indians.
Red Jacket, Seneca cheif and orator, Corn Planter, another Seneca chief, and an illustration of a massacre in Wyoming are all represented on this page of Seneca Indians.
A number of pictures of the famous Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, are on this page, along with images of his brother, The Prophet, and the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Images of the Sioux were the most prevelant. This page provides a selection of chiefs -- Hollow Horn Bear, Leading Hawk, Red Cloud, Chief Gall, and others.
Little Crow, Little Paul, the capture of an Indian camp, a group of Sioux chiefs and more more can be found on this page of Sioux Indians.
More images of the Sioux Tribe include scenes of an Indan council, the death of a Sioux chief in an attack, and portraits of Sioux chiefs.
This page shows the Sioux method of dressing the hair, a medicine chief, a village, Sioux artifacts, and sadly, a "massacre" and subsequent execution of many members of the Sioux Indian Tribe.
A fabulous color illustration of Red Cloud's ornamented buckskin war shirt, and more Sioux Indians in full regalia are featured on this page of Sioux Clothing.
One last page of Sioux Native American Tribes provides lovely photographs of three Sioux women and four Sioux men in native dress.
On this page featuring the Utes you'll find chiefs and also warriors on the lookout for wagon trains.
This page of Ute Indians provides images of Chief Ouray, Chief Colorow, Chief Washington, and Chief Piah.
These etchings show Zuni dwellings, pueblos, altars, a vegetable garden, a farm house, and a Zuni woman at a window.
To cite this website:
Hatzigeorgiou, Karen J. U.S. History Images. 2008. Online. Internet. <http://ushistoryimages.com>.