The name of the Native Indian woman in the picture is Sha-kó-ka, Mint, a Pretty Girl, 1832, Mandan Numakiki tribe. The picture of her raises different points of interest which increase knowledge and understanding of Native Indian tribes:
The title we have given the picture reflects the name of the tribe, for ease of identification.
Description of the Picture
A very pretty and modest girl, twelve years of age, with grey hair! peculiar to the Mandans about one in twelve, of both sexes and of all ages, have hair of a bright silvery grey, and exceedingly coarse and harsh.
The Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians (1832 - 1839)
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