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Colored Portraits of Native Americans, 19th Century

1800s | November 15, 2017

A French artist Frederic Duriez has color-enhanced some Native American portraits. Some of these photos are up to 120 years old and the color enhancement has certainly added life to the old portraits.

Peter Tall Mandan, Grandson of Long Mandan of the Sioux tribe in 1905.

Peter Tall Mandan, Grandson of Long Mandan of the Sioux tribe in 1905.

Rose Bompard Bird, of the Crow tribe, looks directly at the painter in a early 1900s red and green ankle-length dress.

Salish of Flathead Indian Reservation poses with a weapon in Western Montana in 1907.

A Native American from the Blackfeet tribe, that lived in Idaho and Montana.

Wiwi-Yokpa, or Mary Elmanico, a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe, sits draped in a pale pink flowery shawl, in 1913.

Sioux tribesman Iron White Man, who traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

Thunder Cloud of the Blackfeet tribe.

Sitting Eagle, of the Crow tribe, sports a feather neck brace and a fiery orange headdress in the 1900s.

Ke-Wa-Ko, otherwise known as Good Fox from the Pawnee tribe snapped in 1902.

Wearing a highly detailed white jacket, Plain Owl from the Crow tribe poses for the camera in 1910.

Yellow Feather from the Maricopa tribe wears a highly elaborate headdress.

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