Incredible Hand-Colored Platinum Print Photos of Oglala Sioux Chiefs. 1899

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Incredible Hand-Colored Platinum Print Photos of Oglala Sioux Chiefs. 1899
Incredible Hand-Colored Platinum Print Photos of Oglala Sioux Chiefs. 1899
Incredible Hand-Colored Platinum Print Photos of Oglala Sioux Chiefs. 1899

These incredible hand-colored platinum print photos of Oglala Sioux chiefs from 1899 are truly an amazing look back into the past. Just think about it. These photos are almost 120 years old. They depict people from a completely different culture and from a completely different era.

Photography was in its early stages, being still considered a novelty back then. Getting members of a native tribe to pose was something even rarer if you think about how they were treated back then.

From top to bottom:

1. Bone Necklace, Council Chief.
2. Shout At.
3. Left Hand Bear, Chief.
4. Strikes With Nose, Chief.

According to Wikipedia: The Oglala Lakota or Oglala Sioux (pronounced [oɡəˈlala], meaning “to scatter one’s own” in Lakota language are one of the seven subtribes of the Lakota people who, along with the Dakota, make up the Great Sioux Nation.

The majority of the Oglala live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the eighth-largest Native American reservation in the United States. The Oglala are a federally recognized tribe whose official title is the Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously called the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota). 

Here’s how the modern Oglala tribe is organised today.

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