Lakota girl, ca.1875
This isn’t a Lakota girl she’s a Filipina mestiza de sangley
Bah! way to erase the woman’s identity.
Check your sources, gdi. *glares*
And her portrait is one of the most famous old portraits and recognizable among many Pilipin@s. The photo, which is called Mujer de la clase rica, was indeed taken in 1875, but not of a Lakota girl but a Filipina/Chinese mestiza by Dutch photographer Francisco van Camp who was well known during the 19th century for his refined portraits in the Philippines.
The fact this post got so many notes with misinformation, poor research, and thus erasing her ethnic identity saddens me.
I looked this up and it’s a shame how many other Native American blogs and sites wrongly identify this photo. Appreciating WoC beauty but erasing her identity and origin is beyond careless.