Thursday, July 9, 2009

Plains Indian Women

"Preparation for Dinner"

The Sioux Indian women of the Teton or Western Dakota tribe sustained and perpetuated village life using their agricultural and domestic skills. Among the Dakota women's many skills were porcupine quill work and bead embroidery. They also performed such essential tasks as dressing hides for clothing and shelter, caring for the children and cooking.


Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

This is a stunning image, Lay. It is so difficult to find ones that portray traditional forms of living.
Evelyn in Montreal

Debby said...

WOW!!! I love this card, very special.

Margo said...

I love the details of their lifestyle. Very interesting compared to posing and looking right at the camera.

Terry said...

Happy PFF to you.
What a wonderful postcard .
Thank you for sharing all the
great details as well.
So much wonderful information.
Have a very nice weekend.
Happy Trails

Carole said...

What a great card.

Beth Niquette said...

How VERY beautiful. I am American Indian in part, so I find this to especially lovely and poignant somehow.

I'm sorry I am coming by so late for Postcard Friendship Friday. My parents were involved in a roll-over accident on the freeway and are both now recovering, leaving little time for blogging. I had a few minutes just now, though, so here I am.

Happy PFF!