Around 1900 when Benjamin Gifford was building his reputation in the Dalles photos of Native Americans, especially in traditional grab with children, were very popular collectibles. I've seen this one referred to as "Oregon's Indian Madonna."
I have seen this photo many times.
Many early Native Americans were not comfortable having their photo taken. They felt it took their soul. So, I have wondered how these early photographers were able to get some of these posed photos.
L.E. on 2nd May 2018 @ 11:20am
In the 80's, the Indians at Taos de Pueblo in New Mexico still didn't like to be photographed.
Buzz on 2nd May 2018 @ 11:32am
When I was in the back country of British Columbia in the 60’s, they would still cover their face with their hands and turn away.
L.E. on 2nd May 2018 @ 8:09pm