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The North American Indians in Early Photographs Magnificent Bw Photos Of Indian Leaders Such As Geronimo And Chief Joseph And Hundreds Of Images Of Everyday Life And Ritual

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The North American Indians in Early Photographs
  • Paula Richardson Fleming
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 0880292563

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    My dad is one half Lakota Sioux His dad was born on a reservation in the Indian Territory just after the Indian Wars and even though he married a European lady and eventually completely assimilated into European American culture he stayed involved in Native affairs and took pride in his heritage He died before I was born, but I still felt his presence in our house, mostly through my dad s art, most especially a piece of his from the early 90s called Culture Shock In it, a handsome Cheyenne lo My dad is one half Lakota Sioux His dad was born on a reservation in the Indian Territory just after the Indian Wars and even though he married a European lady and eventually completely assimilated into European American culture he stayed involved in Native affairs and took pride in his heritage He died before I was born, but I still felt his presence in our house, mostly through my dad s art, most especially a piece of his from the early 90s called Culture Shock In it, a handsome Cheyenne looking dude slowly mutates from a wild looking Native to an almost European looking guy with a suit and combed hair It s a weird thing to look at everyday when you re a kid and it s stuck with me and probably because of stuff like that I ve always been very interested in my Native ancestry As such, this book is a bittersweet experience These are wonderful, priceless documents and portraits of many Native peoples, from just regular everyday people to famous chiefs like Geronimo or Red Cloud Unfortunately, most of these portraits were taken in the midst of the systematic marginalization and or outright destruction by the federal government A painful, eerie pall hangs over most of the pictures and the subjects are rarely smiling As the photos progress there sandinclusions of photos of lines of downtrodden peoples waiting for a dispensation from the various Indian agencies the government set up to provide some kind of damage control in the wake of shit like the Trail of Tears and Wounded Knee.The period covered by the book actually includes a bit of pre photography portraiture, includes the first photograph of a Native ever taken Kahkewaquonaby in 1845 in England and includes photographs from as late as 1915 Each of the nine sections of the book include a few pages of well written text introducing the section and giving some contextual information, which is certainly helpful in understanding the nature of the photographs It s nothing too in depth, but this book is really just about presenting the photos as well as possible and they pack quite a few of them in here there s probably around 2 300 over the course of the book, covering many different types of tribes A few of my favorites were the moody 1905 portrait of Big Head, the stately 1877 photo of Chief Joseph, the piercing glare of Geronimo from 1905, the menacing Ute father and his son from 1877 and the Dakotas goofing around in a simulated war dance from 1867 Everyone is gonna be grabbed by different photos for different reasons, though The Indian Wars section does veer into some seriously gruesome stuff, like the photo of a dead, naked and mutilated Sergeant Frederick Wylyams from 1867 or a murdered and scalped hunter that Army soldiers grimly posed with in 1868 The Wounded Knee massacre is also covered in six or seven horrible photos, including the haunting photo of the dead Big Foot lying in an eerie reclining position in the snow I did find it ridiculous the authors called Wounded Knee a battle you fucking serious Is it even in debate that Wounded Knee was not anything close to a battle at this point Then again, I m not really sure when this book came out That is certainly a dated perspective on the event like 1891 dated Also annoyingly included is a portrait of George Custer posing with an elk his aides probably shot that makes him look way too cool.So yeah, some very potent stuff in here I m hard pressed to think of any of the many photos of Native people I ve seen that the authors didn t include in the book Another great thing this did is illustrate just how different the many nations of North America were even on the most fundamental physical level Their looks vary from the handsome Cheyenne to the severe Cherokee to the broad featured Apache to the soft amiability of the Dakota features It really does hammer home the point that these peoples were all very different nations and cultures that unfortunately got lumped into one fictionalized race called Indians and then promptly disposed of at the whim of the American government It s a hard pill to swallow but one that we need to, and these photos are one of the best ways to do that

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