These Photos From The 1900s Capture How Native Americans Lived 100 Years Ago

During the 20th century Native American Indian was quickly vanishing. Because of this, Edward Sheriff Curtis dedicated decades of his life to capturing and recording the lifestyle of indigenous tribes in North America and his extensive work includes some of the most captivating photos from that era.

In 1906, wealthy financier and banker J.P. Morgan provided Curtis with $75,000 to produce a series on Native Americans. Together they produced a 20-volume series, called The North American Indian which you can purchase here: The North American Indian: The Complete Portfolios

A Klamath Chief Stands On A Hill Above Crater Lake, Oregon, 1923
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A Jicarrilla Girl, C. 1910
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An Apsaroke Man On Horseback, 1908
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A Group Of Navajo In The Canyon De Chelly, Arizona, 1904
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An Apsaroke Mother And Child, 1908
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Sioux Chiefs, 1905
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A Tewa Girl, 1906
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A Nootka Man Aims A Bow And Arrow, 1910
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Black Eagle, An Assiniboin Man, 1908
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Piegan Tepees, 1910
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