These 40 Eye-Opening Photographs Capture The Real Native American Way Of Life

Myths and legends swirl around the people who occupied the United States before Europeans arrived in large numbers. Perhaps too much of what we believe to know about Native Americans comes via the simplifying lens of Hollywood. But the truth is that their story is intensely complex. Take a look at these 40 photographs to get an idea of the rich diversity that existed among the indigenous peoples of North America.