Cherokee Indian Art
This bag’s beaded design features the double-crescent naja. Possibly considered a protective symbol, the naja also appears on both Comanche and Kiowa painted, rawhide cylinders and silver bridles. Moorish in origin, the naja motif came to the American Southwest by way of the Spanish. Two of the eight bags of this type currently in collections were acquired from the Comanche before 1850, and all may have originated among them. The bags likely held bullets and other shooting supplies.
Geronimo’s Daughter Lenna~~Beautiful daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL, while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.:
Advancing single file to hide signs of their numbers was the Native American way. This left the lead scout with only one way to quickly communicate important information or a sudden encounter to those that followed behind--a deep and guttural cry known as the "Warning Whoop", the title of this new fine art edition by John Buxton.