Vintage: American Indian Girls (1900s)

Vintage: American Indian Girls (1900s)


Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.

A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introduced diseases, warfare, and slavery.

After the founding of the United States, many Native American peoples were subjected to warfare, removals, and one-sided treaties, and they continued to suffer from discriminatory government policies into the 20th century.

Since the 1960s, the self-determination movement has resulted in many changes to the lives of Native Americans. Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States.

Group of nine Havasupai girls playing 'Hue-ta-queech-e-ka'

Group of nine Havasupai girls playing ‘Hue-ta-queech-e-ka’

Hopi children from a well-to-do family waiting for the Snake Dance at the pueblo of Walpi, Arizona

Hopi children from a well-to-do family waiting for the Snake Dance at the pueblo of Walpi, Arizona

Hopi Indian girl sitting outside

Hopi Indian girl sitting outside

Hopi matron, maiden, and small child, Arizona

Hopi matron, maiden, and small child, Arizona

Five young Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Shonguapavi

Five young Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Shonguapavi

Two young Pima Indian school girls

Two young Pima Indian school girls

Walapai Indian ex-school girl with painted face, Hackbury, Arizona

Walapai Indian ex-school girl with painted face, Hackbury, Arizona

Western-educated Paiute indian girl, Yosemite Valley

Western-educated Paiute indian girl, Yosemite Valley

Five young Hopi Indian girls with an old Hopi Indian man sitting on stone steps in the village of Shonguapavi

Five young Hopi Indian girls with an old Hopi Indian man sitting on stone steps in the village of Shonguapavi

Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Oraibi

Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Oraibi

via Ashley Van Haeften


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