Gorgonia, Mescalero medicine man

Studio portrait (standing) of Gorgonia, a Native American (Mescalero Apache) man. He holds a bear pelt and wears moccasin boots, a breechcloth, kilt, and vest.

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Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) 1863-1950. Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre. One of the most important books ever written about Native spirituality, "Black Elk Speaks: The Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux" has become the "bible" for young Indians, who look to it for spiritual guidance.

Black Elk (Oglala Sioux) Black Elk experienced a vision at age nine that led to his becoming a medicine man renowned for his spiritual and healing powers. He participated in the Custer battle, the Ghost Dance religion and the Wounded Knee massacre.

Indian Chief with Winchester. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

Mato Ska or White Bear with Winchester rifle by Frank Fiske, Parsons, Kansas - a chief of the Lower Yanktonais at Standing Rock. In the 1885 records, he is listed in the Chief Eagle That Scares band of the Lower Yanktonais.

Isa-tai (c.1840 — c.1890) was a Comanche warrior and medicine man of the Quahadi band

Charlie asked me to post this new portrait of Isa-Tai: ISATAI (or ISA-TAI) Comanche tribe, Kwahadi band. He was the major leader of the indian warriors in the second battle of Adobe Walls I

Assiniboine Boy

Portrait of a young boy, Assiniboine Indian reservation, Montana, United States, photograph by Burt Glinn.

San Juan - Mescalero Apache - circa 1886

So far, we have paid very little attention to the Mescalero Apache, let& change that by putting in as much images and info as we can come up with.

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