POSTCARD OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS dancing in Tama, Iowa. Iowa has several Native tribes living in the area of Tama. This group is referred to as "Tama Indians" and included the Musquake and the Sac and Fox. This image is of a large group of mainly men and boys dancing while women and spectators look on. The one older man in the left is from the generation that still remembers the old ways and he is holding a lance or bow. He wears his feather head dress, full beaded vest, beaded on wool loin, leather leggings with beaded strips and his moccasins. In front of him is a younger boy dancing also wearing a feather head dress, beaded wool leggings, loin and vest and is holding a prayer feather in his hand. All the dancers are wearing traditional dress of this time period including a woman (center in background) who is wearing a beaded skirt and blouse. A group of older "grandfathers" teaching the younger the dance of their people.
CONDITION: Good, very slight waves on top border but no major bends, creases or stains. Corners show tiny bends. Card is unused and has: Made in USA by E.C. Kropp Co., Mikwaukee, Wis. EBA printed on dividing line on back. Light bleed thru of ink on back of card.
CIRCA: EKC Co. 1939 to 1950
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Post Card Tama Native American Indians Tama Iowa