Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Yes, He's Handsome -- But He's Not Your Model.

A Sioux man. South Dakota. ca. 1895-1899.

Photo by Jesse H. Bratley. Source - Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
How you look at these photos has something to do with who you are. Many in fashion would see the juxtaposition, the clash of styles, the diverse threads entwining in the crazy, mixed-up cultural and aesthetic tapestry of America. Yadda yadda yadda. 
Many Natives looking at these photos see the genocide of their ancestors.


The Absence of Native American Power from on Vimeo.