Native Americans, also known as American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Americans, and other terms, are the Indigenous peoples of the mainland United States. (Indigenous peoples of Hawaii, Alaska and territories of the United States are generally known by other terms). There are 574 federally recognized tribes living within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. As defined by the United States Census, "Native Americans" are Indigenous tribes that are originally from the contiguous United States, along with Alaska Natives. Indigenous peoples of the United States who are not listed as American Indian or Alaska Native include Native Hawaiians, Samoan Americans, and the Chamorro people. The US Census groups these peoples as "Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders".

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  • The man who survived being scalped by Native American warriors, 1864

    Robert McGee was an American man who was attacked by Native Americans when he was delivering supplies to an American army fort and survived to tell the tale.

    This event is classically seen as a brutal time in American history, as white Americans began to push into native American territory, which saw fierce fighting as the Natives defended land that was their home territory.


    • Sad history, no doubt, but what would have the white men done if it happened to them?

      • It did happen to a white man,thats what the picture is about...the Indians did it to him..what people have to really realise is none of this planet belongs to anyone, not,white,yellow,brown,black or even green or any other ET race. Humans only reside upon it. And we act like parasites and treat it so badly we are even destroying it.


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    Oklahoma is home to 39 American Native tribes, many of which were forcibly removed to this area.
    Photo of Kiowa tribal members, c. 1901 (19344.68.1, Virgil Robbins Collection, OHS)


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    Red Cloud and his son-in-law, American Horse, (1891).
    Photo by John C.H. Gabill


  • LOL I would have prefered to have seen the original black n white photo,they sometimes stuff them up with digital colour touch ups.


    1886 Geronimo Chief of the Chiricahua Apache with some of his tribe.

    The Historical Narrative About Geronimo Is All Wrong
    He’s depicted as a savage or a sideshow character. That's not the real story.
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    Native American Indian Apache warrior Geronimo and his band of warriors photo 7 x 10 Photo or 12 x 18 Poster Colorized by Nowell

  • Thanks, Vlada, for sharing Gedronimo's story, all of that is  sad part of our history, asz well, as human beings!

    Who is the sane and who the insane?

    I guess we are all half and half!

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    GERONIMO.......On this day, February 17th, 1909 Geronimo dies of pneumonia at age 80, while still a captive of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.~


    This rare cabinet card Image shows the great Apache Resistance leader leaning against a tree. photographed by William E. Irwin, Chickasha, Indian Territory with inscription in period script on the cards reverse, "Jeronamo (sic), from the Apache tribe, now in captivity at Ft. Sill.”~

    "We are vanishing from the earth, yet I cannot think we are useless or Usen would not have created us. He created all tribes of men and certainly had a righteous purpose in creating each. For each tribe of men Usen created He also made a home. In the land created for any particular tribe He placed whatever would be best for the welfare of that tribe. When Usen created the Apaches He also created their homes in the West.

    He gave to them such grain, fruits, and game as they needed to eat. To restore their health when disease attacked them He made many different herbs to grow. He taught them where to find these herbs, and how to prepare them for medicine. He gave them a pleasant climate and all they needed for clothing and shelter was at hand.

    Thus it was in the beginning: the Apaches and their homes each created for the other by Usen himself. When they are taken from these homes they sicken and die.How long will it be until it is said, there are no Apaches?"

    ~ Geronimo, 1906.Geronimo often spoke of his desire for his people's eventual return to their ancestral homelands in Arizona. Tragically, his life ended at Fort Sill, Oklahoma far away from the beloved lands he had been forcefully taken from and imprisoned by the United States Government for defending.

    ~ Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo [Goyaałé], Mescalero-Chiricahua

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Native Americans called the North American continent Turtle Island

The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us....