44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.

A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introduced diseases, warfare, and slavery.

After the founding of the United States, many Native American peoples were subjected to warfare, removals, and one-sided treaties, and they continued to suffer from discriminatory government policies into the 20th century.

Since the 1960s, the self-determination movement has resulted in many changes to the lives of Native Americans. Today, there are over five million Native Americans in the United States.

An incredible photo collection will show you what American Indian girls looked like in around 1900.

Five young Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Shonguapavi
A group of Hopi children on the Dance Plaza at Walpi (Walpai), Arizona
Apache Indian girl carrying an olla (a water basket) on her head
Chemehuevi Indian girl
Chemehuevi Indian woman and young girl in their native dwelling
Five young Hopi Indian girls with an old Hopi Indian man sitting on stone steps in the village of Shonguapavi
Four Mojave Indian children standing in front of a small dwelling with a thatched roof, near Yuma
Hopi Indian girls standing in a row in the village of Oraibi
Group of Laguna Indians at Paquate, New Mexico
Group of nine Havasupai girls playing ‘Hue-ta-queech-e-ka’
Havasupai girl making a basket
Havasupai Indian girl, Walathama’s daughter, sitting outside
Hopi children from a well-to-do family waiting for the Snake Dance at the pueblo of Walpi, Arizona
Hopi girls learning to sew, Arizona
Hopi Indian boy pretending to use a bow and arrow against a Hopi Indian girl
Hopi Indian girl sitting outside
Hopi Indian girl with a baby
Hopi matron, maiden, and small child, Arizona
Navajo Indian girl standing in front of an adobe dwelling
Navajo Indian girl weaving a blanket
School girl mandolin orchestra at Mission Assistencia of San Antonio, Pala, California
School girl mandolin orchestra at Mission Assistencia of San Antonio, Pala, California
Small group of Yuma Indian girls posing at the government Indian School at Yuma
Small group of Yuma Indian girls posing at the government Indian School at Yuma
Two Hopi Indian children standing outside
Two Mojave Indians girls standing in front of a small dwelling with a thatched roof
Two young Chemehuevi Indian girls making a drink from mesquite beans
Two young Pima Indian school girls
Two young Walapai Indian mothers with their children on their backs, Hackbury, Arizona
Two young Walapai Indian school girls, Kingman, Arizona
Walapai Indian ex-school girl with painted face, Hackbury, Arizona
Walapai Indian girl water carrier, Hackbury, Arizona
Walapai Indian school girl, Hackbury, Arizona
Walapai Indian school girl, Hackbury, Arizona
Western-educated Paiute indian girl, Yosemite Valley
Yokut Indian girl of school age, Tule River Reservation near Porterville, California
Chemehuevi Indian girl
Havasupai Indian girl carrying a ‘Kathak’ on her back
Havasupai Indian girl, Waluthama’s daughter, carrying an ‘Olla’ or water jug
Hopi Indian girl sitting outside
Hopi Indian girl standing outside, Oraibi, Arizona
Hopi Indian girl with hair worn up in large buns at the side of her head
Walapai Indian girl water carrier drinking from her olla, Hackbury, Arizona
Walapai Indian girl water carrier, Hackbury, Arizona

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