Jam Jar Hookah, 1915

Jam Jar Hookah:  “Wounded Indian smoking through a jam jar”.  During WW1 at a hospital in Brighton, England August 1915     Share page on:

The American Dope Party, 1906

‘The American dope party’ “A lesson in practical patriotism taught by the Boston tea party.” Illustration shows many men dressed as Native Americans on board a ship labeled “The Good Ship Dope”, throwing cartons and boxes of adulterated and unhealthy Read More …

Visions of America, 3780 BC

“The root is of nearly medium size, sending forth no branches or leaves above the ground, but with a certain woolliness adhering to it on account of which it could not aptly be figured by me. Both men and women Read More …

Rattle and Smoke Dance, 1564

Rattle and Smoke Dance In 1564 the French sent a party in a attempt to colonize Florida.  Under the direction of explorers  Jean Ribault and René Laudonnière, a group ventured deep into northern Florida. Jacques le Moyne de Morgues was Read More …

Offering Pipe To Earth, 1910

“A Cheyenne woman offering pipe to earth during a sun dance ceremony”, by Edward S. Curtis.  1910   Share page on:

America’s Native Hemp Gatherers, 1400

“This day [September 4, 1609] the people of the country came aboord of us, seeming very glad of our comming, and brought greene tobacco, and gave us of it for knives and beads. They goe in deere skins loose, well Read More …

Lakota Pipe Bags, 1908

Lakota Pipe Bags   “In Edward S. Curtis’ third volume he describes the decorative arts of the Lakota people. They were known for their deerskin garments, parfleches, shields, pipe-bags, robes, saddles blankets and of course, tipis. The primitive works they Read More …