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Beautiful Portraits of Native American Teen Girls, 1800s-1900s

1800s | January 7, 2017

Native American women virtually had different roles from men, but just like their male counterparts, they usually had the same rights.

The women owned the home they live in along with everything in it. In some tribes, although the chief was a man, women were responsible for electing him. Acknowledged as vital to the welfare of the community, the women's activities gave them an absolute level of social, political and economic power, which even today is recognized by the federal government of the United States. Approximately, 25% of Native American tribes are led by women.

Here are beautiful vintage photographs of Native American ladies captured between the late 1800s and until the turn of the 19th Century...

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