This is a Pawnee Indian shown in ceremonial dress.
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Image is now in public domain. It was originally published by Powell, J. W. Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology - Part 2. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.
According to the Pawnee, the world was created by the god Tirawa. Tirawa sent the stars to support the sky. Bright stars were put in charge of clouds
and winds. Some of the lesser stars became jealous and emptied a bag of deadly storms on the Earth.
The Pawnee also believed that the first man was created from the stars and the first woman from the Sun and the Moon.
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