magictransistor:

Kiowa-Apache dance mask.

unhistorical:

Tsimshian bear headdress (c. 1850) and grizzly bear war helmet (c. 1870), British Columbia.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

1890: Dakota doctor witnesses Wounded Knee aftermath
Dr. Charles Eastman, a Dakota, hears reports of a battle. Despite a blizzard and Army efforts to delay him, three days later he arrives with 85 Lakotas and 10 to 15 white civilians who plan to bury the dead at Wounded Knee. Although he had been told that the incident was a battle, Eastman writes that it was massacre, in which those who fled were “relentlessly hunted down”. Amid the destruction he finds a baby girl, named Zinkala Nuni by Lakota survivors, who is adopted by an Army officer.
“Fully three miles from the scene of the massacre we found the body of a woman completely covered with a blanket of snow, and from this point on we found them scattered along as they had been relentlessly hunted down and slaughtered, while fleeing for their lives. Some of our people discovered relatives or friends among the dead, and there was much wailing and mourning. When we reached the spot where the Indian camp had stood, among the fragments of burned tents and other belongings, we saw frozen bodies lying close together or piled one upon another,” Charles Eastman wrote. “It took all my nerve to keep my composure in the face of this spectacle, and of the grief of my Indian companions, nearly everyone of whom was crying aloud or singing his death song.”

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

1890: Dakota doctor witnesses Wounded Knee aftermath

Dr. Charles Eastman, a Dakota, hears reports of a battle. Despite a blizzard and Army efforts to delay him, three days later he arrives with 85 Lakotas and 10 to 15 white civilians who plan to bury the dead at Wounded Knee. Although he had been told that the incident was a battle, Eastman writes that it was massacre, in which those who fled were “relentlessly hunted down”. Amid the destruction he finds a baby girl, named Zinkala Nuni by Lakota survivors, who is adopted by an Army officer.

“Fully three miles from the scene of the massacre we found the body of a woman completely covered with a blanket of snow, and from this point on we found them scattered along as they had been relentlessly hunted down and slaughtered, while fleeing for their lives. Some of our people discovered relatives or friends among the dead, and there was much wailing and mourning. When we reached the spot where the Indian camp had stood, among the fragments of burned tents and other belongings, we saw frozen bodies lying close together or piled one upon another,” Charles Eastman wrote. “It took all my nerve to keep my composure in the face of this spectacle, and of the grief of my Indian companions, nearly everyone of whom was crying aloud or singing his death song.”

greyeyesart:

Spent a few days in the beautiful and remote community of Navajo, New Mexico. Navajo is a tiny place tucked between gigantic red rock formations and sits at the foot of Fuzzy Mountain, a sacred site where ecologically significant healing herbs and ceremonial plants are gathered. Navajo was once a booming milling town that harvested lumber from the nearby Chuska Mountains and used pristine ground water for their operations. The sawmills left behind a legacy of contaminated ground water and depleted Red Lake, along with a slew of abandoned buildings permeating with asbestos. It is here where The Fuzzy Mountain Mural Project sought to turn an abandoned recreation center into a community canvas. The large building, accompanied by an equally large pool became our island as we worked on the fiberglass roof and through daily thunderstorms.

 The hummingbird represents perseverance and is a physical manifestation of a blessing. The couple in the middle is the Male and Female duality prevalent through out all aspects of Dine culture, it is the essence of life and our existence. They wear their hair in a bun (tsiyeel) showing pride in their Dine way of life. Accordingly, hair to us, as Dine, is a place for our knowledge and wisdom. To tie it in a tsiyeel means you are in control of your mind. The squash is food we grow for sustenance and the blossoms that we adorn ourselves with and the seeds of change we must plant in order to revitalize our traditional food systems as a means to assert food sovereignty, not only to counteract nutritionally related illnesses such as diabetes and obesity. The bear is sacred protector living in the Chuska Mountains and represents the need to protect our Dine way of life. The chief components of the traditional philosophy of Dine learning were included in the mural as a means to relate the Decolonization aspect to a central Dine belief. Nitsahakees is critical thinking and mental strength, it is the strategic integration of information through creativity. Nahat’a is a way of executing systematic and tactical planning that employs the development of skillful leadership. Iina is based on the quality of life by traditional Dine standards of living. Sihasin is self-awareness and assurance that life will continue if there is a sense of sensitivity regarding all living beings.

TomGreyEyesArt@gmail.com

beyondbuckskin:

Martin Sensmeier wears quill hair ties and medallion by Lakota artists Ista Ska. Click here to shop.

beyondbuckskin:

Martin Sensmeier wears quill hair ties and medallion by Lakota artists Ista Ska. Click here to shop.

returnofcowboyprince:

The People’s History of Costume..

Seminole Man’s “Big Shirt”

Machine-sewn using multiple colors of cotton that are pieced together to create traditional Seminole geometric designs, length 48 in. x chest 46 in.
first quarter 20th century
                                        

via Cowan’s Auctions

fatesruin:

Yep, this is me. My hair is long. My name is Jason and I’m 19. I’m a full blood native american mixed between two tribes. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Seminole Tribe of Florida. Yeah, It’s Christmas day. My first non stress related Christmas and I spend most of it asleep and alone.

fatesruin:

Yep, this is me. My hair is long. My name is Jason and I’m 19. I’m a full blood native american mixed between two tribes. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Seminole Tribe of Florida. Yeah, It’s Christmas day. My first non stress related Christmas and I spend most of it asleep and alone.

I’m trying to support U.S. Made apparel today. So I threw on an American Apparel v-neck shirt, a Henschel Hat, and some OneTribe plugs. I don’t know where Levi’s jeans are made anymore— but I wore them anyways.

I’m trying to support U.S. Made apparel today. So I threw on an American Apparel v-neck shirt, a Henschel Hat, and some OneTribe plugs. I don’t know where Levi’s jeans are made anymore— but I wore them anyways.