The Red Sash is a picture book about the history of the fur trade in Canada. It tells of the relationship between the First Nations First Nations, and the Métis people of Canada, and the French Canadian voyageurs on a fur trading post in the
Indian Woman with Owl . Blind River, Ontario, Canada -- I've always wondered what she was thinking, considering that the owl is not alive, or could have been sick. For some tribes the owl is a symbol of death -- a taboo to behold.
Metis Arrow Sash - red for blood that was shed through the years; blue for the depth of spirits; green for the fertility of a great nation; white for the connection to the earth and Creator; yellow for the prospect of prosperity
Irene Bedard (born July is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Native American characters in a variety of films. Bedard was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her heritage is Inupiat Inuit and Métis. (The voice of Disney's Pocahontas!
Okanagan boy - circa 1900 Note the hair cut and clothes. His appearance is distinctly non-indigenous. Given the date of the photo, this child was almost certainly forcibly removed from his tribe and sent to an Indian school to be Americanized. They cut off his hair, dressed him in a button-down shirt and forced him to learn and speak English.