Sunday, June 18, 2006

THe Past

THe Past, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
This is a picture of a shawnee person from about two hundred years ago. We have some pretty interesting traditions, but one I am glad has dropped off is the formation of loops with our ears.

In older times, people would cut their ears and hang weights until their outer lobes stretched like this guy.

This picture is a part of Charles Bird King's portraits of Indian people I believe.

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