Native American Women

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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. All of our articles are accompanied by pictures, paintings and many have videos - all bringing the life of Native American Women to life and enabling a better understanding of their role in the history of the American Indians of 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.

Picture of a Siksika Blackfoot and Papoose

 

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 WomenNative American WomenPemmican
Native American ChildrenIndian Men's work v Women's workSweat Lodge
Children GamesNative American HairTravois
Tribal OrganisationBuffalo ProcessPapoose
The Scalp DanceMedicine WomenThe Work of Women
Northwest Indian WomenNortheast Woodlands Indian WomenSouthwest Indian Women
Southeast Indian WomenArctic Indian WomenSub-Arctic Indian Women
Women's GamesIndian Women of CaliforniaMarriage
DivorceWomen's HairWomen's influence
PropertyCradleboard Squaw
Sioux WomenThe Scalp DanceApache Women

Picture Gallery - Pictures of Native American Women

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Picture of Arikara WomanAssiniboine Sioux WomanPicture of Blackfoot Woman
Picture of Cheyenne WomanOjibwe Chippewa WomanChippewa Plains Woman
Picture of Plains Ojibwe WomanPicture of Choctaw WomanPicture of an old Miami Woman
Picture of Cree WomanPicture of Crow WomanPicture of Hidatsa Woman
Picture of an Iowa WomanIowa Native American WomanPicture of Iowa Woman and Child
Iroquois Woman & babyPicture of Kansas Kaw WomanPicture of Mandan Girl
Picture of Seminole WomanPicture of Osage WomanPicture 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.

Native American Women - The Scalp Dance
The Discover facts and information about the women who performed the Scalp Dance and their attendant female dancers.

 

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Attendant Women Dancers of the Scalp Dance from the Chualpay or Kettle Tribe
Painting by Paul Kane

 

Native American Women
The massive area of the United States incorporates many different types of climate and land which now make up the United States of America. The way of life of the Indian women were dictated by the natural raw materials available to them and the animals, fish, birds, plants, nuts, berries and trees. The subsistence of their tribes was related to agriculture and hunting. Discover the customs, traditions, art, music, crafts, pottery, dance, designs, patterns, weapons, baskets and beadwork created by Native American Women.

 

Native American Women

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Pictures and Videos of Native American Women

Discover the vast selection of pictures on the subject of Native American Women. The pictures of Native American women show the clothing, jewelry and decorations of various Native Indian tribes. A really useful educational resource for kids and children of all ages. We have included pictures and videos to accompany the main topic of this section - Native American Women. The videos enable fast access to the images, paintings and pictures of Native American Women together with the information and the many facts featured on this subject. Details of all of the articles and pages contained on www.warpaths2peacepipes.com can be accessed via the Native Indian Tribes Index. We hope you enjoy watching the Native American Women related videos - just click and play - a great educational resource for kids.

 

 

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