These Photographs of Native Americans were made on assignment for the United States Senate's American Indian Policy Review Commission's report to President Gerald Ford.  I traveled across the United States in September & October 1975, for extended visits to Sicangu Lakota, and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota; the Crow Indian Reservation on the Little Big Horn River in Southern Montana; Blackfeet Nation in Glacier National Park on the Montana–Canada Border and the Quinault Indian Nation on Washington's Olympic Peninsula on the Pacific Coast. It was a long and constantly interesting assignment. Of special note are the pictures of the peyote sacrament of the Native American Church at Two Strike, South Dakota, which has rarely been photographed.

 

 

Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota The Native American Church ingests Peyote to enhance visions during a meeting in
Two Strike, South Dakota Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota Native American Church
Two Strike, South Dakota Crow Agency, Montana Tyrone Rides Horse fires his rifle at Crow Agency, Montana Crow Agency, Montana Crossing the Little Big Horn
Crow Agency, Montana
Vern Bellecourt
American Indian Movement activist. Rodeo
Mission, South Dakota Rodeo
Mission, South Dakota Mission, South Dakota Rosebud Sioux Reservation
South Dakota
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