This photo shows a young adult male Native American, wearing ceremonial clothing. This clothing, in past times, was also used in battles. The paintings and design all have significant meanings to the outfit. The headdress is a very elegant part, and shows the tradition of Native American culture.
Will Sampson (1933-1987) was an American film and television actor and artist. He was a Native American Muscogee. Sampson was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. After he was pardoned, after serving ten years, his release came without apology or compensation.
“I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.” – Chief Red Cloud