Tallee, an Osage Warrior, painted by George Catlin. The Osage were originally known by Ni-U-Kon-Ska, which means "Children of the Middle Waters." Today they call themselves Wah-Zha-Zhi, which was translated by French explorers as Ouazhigi, which later became the English name Osage. Early settlers have said that the Osages were the largest Native people in North America, with the Osage men averaging over 6 feet tall. In war, they were feared by neighboring tribes.
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Shoshone warrior Gor-osimp. Photographed between 1884-5. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.
Before European explorers arrived in North America, scholars believe that there were upwards of 50 million Native Americans living across all of the Americas. Today, there are over 550 Federally recognized tribes existing in the United States alone. These proud people have a fascinating history, and thanks to early photographers we have these photos today to remember their historic way of life.