There is a special magic and holiness about women. They are the vessel thru which all life continues and flourishes, they are teachers of the children and balancers of harmony, stability and substance among the culture, tribe and societies.
Achomawi smiling 1910 Native American Indian - Old photos maareta. This is a cradle board. They are still used by some Native American women to this day. That is a scary pic with the baby propped on the chair!
NA Indian chief-Quanah Parker was the last Chief of the Commanches. He was never captured by the Army, but decided to surrender and lead his tribe into the white man's culture, only when he saw that there was no alternative - Native American