NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN CARRYING HER YOUNG CHILD ON HER BACK: RACIST MESSAGE (1909)

This vintage real postcard features a portrait of a Native American woman. She is carrying her young child on her back. She is dressed in Native American traditional clothing. Printing on the reverse of the card reveals that her name is Oue-ta-chu-hah and she is from the Maesquakie  (Meskwaki) tribe. The tribe was located in Tam, Iowa. They are also known as the Fox tribe and are closely linked to the Sauk people. The message on this postcard is disturbing and racist. The writer tells the addressee that the Native Americans “take life easy, seldom working”. There is no mention of the impactful oppression and discrimination experienced by the tribes. This postcard was postmarked in 1909. (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG ARCHER AND HIS SERIOUS BOW AND ARROW (NATIVE AMERICAN?)

This vintage real photo postcard is a beauty. It features a young man holding a large bow and arrow. The size of the bow indicates to me that he knows how to handle it. The bow is not a toy. One has to wonder if this young man is Native American? The feather accessory hanging on this bow is most likely to be found on the bow of a Native American archer. The man’s complexion may also be a clue to his ethnicity. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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