Friday, November 2, 2007

Nez perce

Today we feature a photograph of a Nez Perce Native American. The photograph was taken in 1910. It is really sad to me to look at pictures of Native Americans from this time period. This man would have no doubt remembered the traditional way of life, and he has lived to see that way disappear.


  1. From an article about the Nez Perce in Wikipedia:

    "The Nez Perce (IPA: /ˌnɛzˈpɝs/) are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the Pacific Northwest region (Columbia River Plateau) of the United States. It is estimated that at the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition the native people had been in the area for over 10,000 years.[1] The tribe currently govern and inhabit a reservation in Idaho. The Nez Perce's name for themselves is Nimi'ipuu (IPA: [nimiʔipuː]), which means simply "the people", or "we the people".[2] The name "Nez Percé" (meaning "pierced nose") is derived from the French, who named them this for the nose pendants some of them wore.[3]"

    More at the link:

    The Nez Perce Tribe website (go to "Resources" at bottom of page for a very extensive FAQ about the tribe)

  2. I love the Native American portraits.

  3. BTW, I feel the same way about their pictures from this era.

  4. whese pictures just amazing I like them very much..peace of history that is worth to know to everybody..


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