North America

Tapirapé woman .by Alexander Christopher

Tapirapé Girl [Body Painting]


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Stunning Portraits of Cayuse People From The Early 1900s

Originally located in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. The Cayuse placed a high premium on warfare and were skilled horsemen, often using their horse-riding prowess to intimidate enemies.

The Cayuse called themselves the Liksiyu in the Cayuse language. They developed the Cayuse pony.

The Cayuse were known for their bravery and as horsemen. They bred their ponies for speed and endurance, developing what is now called the Cayuse horse.

Originally Cayuse clothes were made of shredded cedar bark, deerskin, or rabbit skin. However with the influence of the Great plains tribes they began to use buffalo hides to make their clothes. The clothes worn by the men varied according to the season but generally they wore breechcloths and leggings, shirts, moccasins and robes. Blankets and gloves were frequently used to keep out the cold. It was customary to decorate their clothes with fringes.

Breastplates were worn for decoration purposes as were armbands, wristbands and anklets. Headdresses were made of feathers, some used a ‘standup’ design of headdresses others were magnificent feather headdresses that trailed to the floor. The Cayuse horseman wears a halo style headdress with bison horns. Their hair was kept long and decorated with beads and plaits for special occasions.

The women of the Cayuse tribe wore long dresses that covered them from the neck to their ankles. The women also wore knee length moccasins during the winter. Cayuse Clothes were decorated with beads made from a variety of materials that included shells, pebbles, claws, bones, nuts, seeds, porcupine quills, horns, pieces of metal and bird talons.


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Пишет Arthur Kalmeyer (art_of_arts)

Мир представлял собой бескрайнюю воду, и только Великий Вождь Сагали Тайи парил над её поверхностью. Когда Великий Вождь решил создать землю, он стал доставать донную грязь и швырять её на мелководье, так возникла суша. Он создал деревья и заставил их зеленеть. Потом он сделал из грязи Человека и рассказал ему, как надо себя вести в этом мире. Когда Человек заскучал, Сагали Тайи сделал ему для компании Женщину. Он научил её, как надо выделывать шкуры, собирать ягоды и разыскивать полезные корни. Однажды во сне женщина обратилась к Сагали Тайи с просьбой научить её, как сделать что-нибудь приятное для её мужчины. В ответ на молитву Женщины Великий Вождь дохнул на неё и сделал её обладательницей невидимого, неслышимого, не осязаемого и не имеющего запаха духа. Дух жил в маленькой корзине, сплетённой из ивовой коры, от него Женщине досталось искусство плетения, которое она передала своим дочерям, и те потом передали дочерям своих дочерей, так что до наших времён скво в долинах Тринити и Кламат-реки, на горных стойбищах Шасты и на склонах долины Хупа знают тайны плетения полезных для Человека вещей, для чего они используют ивовые ветки, редбуд, побеги медвежьей травы, молодые сосновые корни, стебли папоротника под названием девичьи волосы и множество растений, имена которых известны только им…

World was an expanse of water, and only a great leader Sagan Taya hovered above its surface. When the Great Leader has decided to create the ground, he began to get a bottom mud and throw it in shallow water, so there was dry land. He created the trees and forced them to turn green. Then he made a man out of the mud and told him how to behave in this world. When the man got bored, the saga Taya did it for the company of women. He taught her how to dress hides, picking berries and search for useful roots. Once in a dream woman approached Sagan Taya requested to teach her how to do something nice for her man. In response to the prayer of the Great Leader Women breathed on her and made her the owner of the invisible, inaudible, not tangible and odorless spirit. The spirit of living in a small basket, woven from willow bark, from the woman he got art of weaving, which she passed on to her daughters, and they then gave their daughters to their daughters, so it’s up to our own times squaw valley Trinity and Klamath rivers, mountain nomad camps Shasta and on the slopes of the valley Hoop know the secrets of weaving useful for the Man of things for what they are using willow branches, Redbud, bear grass shoots, young pine roots, stems, fern called the girl’s hair, and a variety of plants whose names are known only to them …

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