About the Building of Hopi Indian Houses

As already stated, the house belongs to the woman. She literally builds it, and she is the head of the family, but the men help with the lifting of timbers, and now-a-days often lay up the masonry if desired; the woman is still the plasterer. The ancestral home is very dear to the Hopi heart,…

The War of Extermination Against the Apaches Indians.

In the last two hundred to fifty years have passed no less than nine tenths of the original inhabitants of the present United States of North America from the ground disappeared. Even immediately after the first half of the seventeenth century the Puritan Pilgrim Fathers, the founders of the domination of Anglo-Saxon race in America, entering…

The War of Extermination Against the Apaches Indians.

In the last two hundred to fifty years have passed no less than nine tenths of the original inhabitants of the present United States of North America from the ground disappeared. Even immediately after the first half of the seventeenth century the Puritan Pilgrim Fathers, the founders of the domination of Anglo-Saxon race in America, entering…

About the Hopi Indian Marriage Ceremony

The following is Hough’s description of the wedding ceremony at Oraibi: “When the young people decide to be married, the girl informs her mother, who takes her daughter, bearing a tray of meal made from white corn, to the house of the bridegroom where she is received by his mother with thanks. During the day the…

Iroquois Indian’s Legend of a Pygmy Race

When the Cherokees were dwelling in the swamps of Florida the Iroquois made a practice of swooping down on them and raiding their camps. On one occasion the raiding party was absent from home for close on two years. On the eve of their return one of their number, a chieftain, fell ill, and the…

‘The North American Indian’

Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis grew up to become a commercial photographer in Seattle. In 1895 he photographed Princess Angeline, the daughter of the Duwamish chief Seattle, for whom the city was named.That encounter sparked Curtis’ lifelong fascination with the cultures and lives of Native American tribes. He soon joined expeditions to…

Oregon Focus: People to Know: Chief Joseph, the Elder and the Younger

Two of the most famous Native American leaders in America are Chief Joseph the Elder and Chief Joseph the Younger of the Nez Perce tribe.Chief Joseph the Elder made a treaty with the United States in 1855 that granted the Wallowa country to the Nez Perce forever.In 1863 the press of white men and their…