15 pictures that pay tribute to the Native Americans of 100 years ago

When we're constantly surrounded by modern technology and conveniences, it's hard to imagine what life was like before we had all of this. But only 100 years ago there were people who still lived according to ancient traditions and practices.

To this day, the traditional lifestyle of Native Americans continues to fascinate us. Living off the land, in harmony with nature — it's a dream for many of us, but it was simply everyday life for them. Check out these fascinating photos of a way of life that has unfortunately become a thing of the past... Part of what's beautiful about them is how respectful they are of their subjects, showing strength, poise, and nobility.

1. A Kwakiutl wedding party arrives in canoes (1914)

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2. A Navajo man (1904)

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3. Members of the Qagyuhl tribe dance to restore an eclipsed moon (1910)

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4. A Kwakiutl chief's daughter (1910)

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5. A Hidatsa man with a captured eagle (1908)

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6. Teepees (1910)

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7. A Kwakiutl person dressed as a forest spirit (1914)

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8. A Tewa girl (1906)

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9. A Nootka man aims a bow and arrow (1910)

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10. A Hupa woman (1923)

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11. A Kwakiutl shaman performs a religious ritual (1914)

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12. Piegan girls gather goldenrod (1910)

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13. An Apsaroke man on horseback (1908)

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14. A Nakoaktok chief (1914)

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15. A Qagyuhl man dressed as a bear (1914)

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These amazing pictures are really like a trip back in time to somewhere very far removed from our current world. Fascinating!

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