19th-century photographer Gertrude Käsebier had the then-unheard-of notion to portray Native as individuals, not as caricatures. Her stunning results were not always appreciated More
About: Michelle Delaney
Michelle Delaney is director of the Smithsonian Consortia for the American Experience and World Cultures and the author of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Käsebier. She wrote this article for What It Means to Be American, a national conversation hosted by the Smithsonian and Zócalo Public Square.