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17.11.15

Indianz.Com > Ruth Hopkins: Tribes maintain a long tradition of tattooing: Tattoos worn by the Polynesians are well known. Numerous North American Tribes also adorned themselves with permanent body art well before the arrival of Columbus. Algonquin, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Cherokee, Chippewa, Choctaw, Commanche, Cree, Creek, Crow, Haida, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Kiowa, Mandan, Nim�ipuu (Nez Perce), Osage, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Tlingit, Winnebago and others all wore tattoos. They had meaning. Some were considered necessary for travel to the spirit world.


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