Some of the most wonderful portraitures of Native American tribes from almost 120 years ago in the history, have come back to life in a coloured version.
The remarkable collection gives an insight into the diverse customs of each tribe. From the great feathered crown of the powerful Sioux nation to the smart beaded clothes of the Crow tribe. Some of the coloured version of the pictures are from as far as 1899 that include races and people from the Crow, Ute, Sioux, Passamaquoddy, Maricopa, Pawnee, Salish and Blackfeet.
Amongst the notable figures that are captured in this vintage collection, are Iron White Man from the Sioux, who progressed with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show while carrying a police uniform.
Other figures show Plain Owl of the Crow tribe covering themselves in the traditional dress and carrying a tomahawk on their lap.
Let's have a look!
Famously known as master hunters, the Utes were a large tribe which lived in mountain regions like Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, and Northern New Mexico.
Sioux is arguably one of the most famous among the Native American Tribes. The majorly lived around the Great Plains in Minnesota. The tribes were divided across The Lakota, The Dakota, and The Nakota. It is said that Sioux were very spiritual people and mostly believed in raising their families well.
Known as the horse riders, Crow Nation people lived near Montana. People of this tribe were influential, skilled hunters and not to forget horse riders. At the time of battle, they would showcase all their skills to scare and beat their enemy. The tribe is also famous for their distinctive clothing.
This tribe was known as Plateau tribe as they originated from land in Montana. Once they had got horses in their tribes, they started clashing with the tribes living on a plain. The tribe believed that war is important and it brings honour.
People of this tribe have lived almost hundred of years in Oklahoma, and then they later moved to Nebraska. Famously known for their courage and endurance in battle. An epic way of recognising Pawnee's among other tribes (not visible here) was their old way of preparing scalp.
Maricopa people lived near Colorado River in Arizona. Like all the tribes these people weren't famous for their war skills, rather they were farmers. They migrated to Gila River in the 16th century.
Passamaquoddy was the first Native American tribe to meet the European settlers in the 17th century. The tribe used to trade fur with French and English settlers.
People of these tribes have lived in Alberta in Canada for almost 10,000 years. The tribe was known for its art and craft. They were known especially for embroidering. The tribe was infamous for being reluctant to neighbouring tribes.
That's all, folks!