Tribal Heart

Native American Photographs

Native American life and culture.

In the early 1970s I began getting to know and be a good neighbor where I could, with spiritual elders and native spokespeople visiting my area. It was a “chop wood carry water” experience that has guided my life ever since.

I have worked with and photographed Native American Elders and their families for many years.The relationships that have grown over time, are very important to me.

Our elders have much to say, often not in words… sometimes only with a quiet smile or in the way they hold an ear of corn.
From the high mesas of Hopi land, to the mysterious Black Hills of South Dakota,  there is something very special about traditional Original American Life.

These photographs are offered in thanks, and to continue the work of keeping the people strong.