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A comprehensive Picture Gallery containing paintings and pictures of the Native American Women with videos. An Illustrated History of Native Americans through pictures.

Native American Women

The above painting depicts an Assiniboine Nakota Sioux Woman.

The picture on the right is of a Siksika Blackfoot woman carrying her baby in a Papoose. The Pictures of Native American Women featured include those from the Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chinook, Comanche, Hopi and Sioux tribes. The role of Native American women varied from one tribe to another and their work varied according to the culture and location of their tribe. Their status depended on whether they were born into a tribe. This section provides an illustrated guide to Native American Women and children and the culture of the Native Indians and the indigenous people of North America.

Status & Lives of Native American Women
The status and history of the Native American Women of North America are are story of two halves. Their culture and roles before the influence of the Europeans and how their lives changed dramatically after the settlers arrived.

Native American Women
The following articles provide illustrated articles about Native American women and their roles and status within their tribes. As their lives and roles varied according to the climate and environment in which they lived we have detailed the lives of Indian women according to their location and tribes. The Native American Indian women of each area shared similar natural surroundings and had much the same kind of culture.

Native American Women
Warrior Women
Sweat Lodge
Picture Gallery - Pictures of Native American Women
Native American Women Picture Gallery
Picture of Arikara Woman
Assiniboine Sioux Woman
Picture of Blackfoot Woman
Picture of Cheyenne Woman
Ojibwe Chippewa Woman
Chippewa Plains Woman
Picture of Plains Ojibwe Woman
Picture of Choctaw Woman
Picture of an old Miami Woman
Picture of Cree Woman
Picture of Crow Woman
Picture of Hidatsa Woman
Picture of an Iowa Woman
Iowa Native American Woman
Picture of Iowa Woman and Child
Iroquois Woman & baby
Picture of Kansas Kaw Woman
Picture of Mandan Girl
Picture of Seminole Woman
Picture of Osage Woman
Picture of Snake Woman

Pictures of Native American Women
The Pictures of Native American women in this section provide an opportunity to study the differences between the clothing and hair styles of the different Indian tribes. There are pictures, paintings, images and photographs of Native American Indian women from all of the main tribes.

Native American Women - Nothing more than Slaves?
The Europeans were horrified by the hard, physical work that was undertaken by Indian women.  Native American women were viewed as "Nothing more than slaves" by many of the new European settlers. Did the Native American women work harder than the men?  This article looks at this from both perspectives.

The Work of Native American Women
The work of Native American women varied according to the environment in which they lived. Across the vast North American continent their many jobs included processing and preparing food, moving camp, making clothes, bedding, utensils and tools. Many women were they were skilled at basketry, pottery making, and weaving. They were also responsible for collecting herbs, fruit and nuts and, educating the children, preparing medicines and nursing the sick.

Native American Women - Cultural Regions
The Native American women of various areas had different food, clothing, and homes. They used the materials and natural resources available in each region which resulted in different ways of life. We have detailed the lives and the roles of the women from each of the main areas consisting of the Northwest Indian Women, the Northeast Woodlands Indian Women, the Southwest Indian Women, the Southeast Indian Women, the Arctic Indian Women and Sub-Arctic Indian Women and the Indian Women of California.

Native American Women - Move to Reservations & Change of Status
In Native American cultures a woman's work was seen as equal value to that of a man. Removal from their traditional culture and homeland led to their loss of status and ability to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle. Their roles changed from contributing to the survival of their families by using their skills to prepare and process food after the hunt and provide clothing for the men and children. The move to the Indian Reservations resulted in a change from sharing responsibilities with the men of the tribe to becoming a possession to her husband with no say in her own life.

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