The Tribes of North America

Today we are focusing on the illustrated history of some of the Tribes of North America. Let’s celebrate the thriving culture that has prevailed to the current day. Be sure to support Native-owned businesses, read books by Indigenous writers, and focus on the Tribes in your area. Educate yourselves and others on Indigenous history and the importance of the land and water that we occupy.

Jim Snell, Cherokee. Dated November 25,1895

Fannie Whirlwind, Cheyenne.

Unidentified children, Hopi.

Unidentified Tribe. Dated August 1970.

Otter Belt, Tosh-A-Wah, and Horseback. Comanche Chiefs.

Luther Samaunt, Kiowa. Dated 1934.

San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Unidentified child.

Bessie Big Owl, Sioux. Dated June 17, 1913.

Unidentified Tribes.

Chinquilla, Southern Cheyenne.

Unidentified dancers, Cherokee.

Skool-Kahs Totem, Haida.

Samuel Checotah, Creek Chief.

If you would like to view more photographs or explore any other part of the Indians of North America historical manuscripts and documents, Special Collections is located on the fifth floor of McFarlin Library. We are open by appointment only Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. Open to questions at

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