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Mary a Yakima Indian, an incredible age at 120 years. Photo taken between 1880 and 1910.

Mary a Yakima Indian, an incredible age at 120 years. Photo taken between 1880 and 1910.

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

BLACK BELLY An old Cheyenne woman who was originally photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905 as she is depicted here. Story lines in her face reveal an incredible life of history

BLACK BELLY An old Cheyenne woman who was originally photographed by Edward Curtis in 1905 as she is depicted here. Story lines in her face reveal an incredible life of history

Three Hopi Indians from Oraibi pueblo, Arizona delegated to visit Brigham Young for the purpose of encouraging trade, 1863. Courtesy Utah Historical Society

Three Hopi Indians from Oraibi pueblo, Arizona delegated to visit Brigham Young for the purpose of encouraging trade, 1863. Courtesy Utah Historical Society

Cradleboard - Glimpses of Navajo Life in the 1950s: Photographs by Don Blair

Cradleboard - Glimpses of Navajo Life in the 1950s: Photographs by Don Blair

Hero - Chief Flying Horse, the older brother of the minor Sitting Bull charged into Captain Henry Jackson's men, knowing full well he would be killed but his actions permitted enough time for women and children to get further away.

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.  Chief Joseph - Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Thunder coming up over the land from the water)

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Chief Joseph - Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Thunder coming up over the land from the water)

"Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth." ~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

"Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. My people have come to trust memory over history. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men for they are dangerous themselves and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth." ~Floyd 'Red Crow'…

“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.”– Chief Red Cloud

“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.”– Chief Red Cloud

Frank Squirrel, Cherokee Nation color guard, Korean War veteran. Thank you Mr. Squirrel for your service to BOTH Nations.

Frank Squirrel, Cherokee Nation color guard, Korean War veteran. Thank you Mr. Squirrel for your service to BOTH Nations.

Yakima woman known as Sunbeam in feathered headdress, Washington. Photograph: ca. 1913. And what a great smile.

Yakima woman known as Sunbeam in feathered headdress, Washington. Photograph: ca. 1913. And what a great smile.