- Photographs -
This project is the photographic portrait of Allie, a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Princess.
I met Allie when she was crowned, during the 2017 Pow-wow, which is an annual ceremony of the tribe.
The tribe is based in New Jersey, and I was living in north Delaware, which is also Lenape land.
We began this project during her freshman year in high-school, and we met several times until her sweet sixteen party.
I follow her as she grew from a teenager into a young woman.
At the begining, I focus on her clothes and outfits that reflect her different identities.
I take portraits of her at home, at school, and during events. This project also gathers archives, family objects and photographs, local newspaper documents, and postcards.
I assemble these various materials where her intimacy and the US history merge through the photographic medium.
As a white photographer from Europe, this project allowed me to learn the history of the land I was living in and to push back against stereotypes of Native American women.
- Photographs -
- Pops's jacket.
- Local Newspaper, The relay, December 2016.
Allie with the United Methodist youth at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in September 2016 during the Dakota Access Pipeline movements.
- Chief Mark Quiet Hawk Gould and Princess Allie Wild Rose Mosley after her crowning.
Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow-wow 2017, New-Jersey.
- Allie's blanket.
- Family archive #1 : Postcard's caption, Sewing Room Indian School, Carlisle, PA.
Please visit Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center
for more information.
- Family archive #2.
- Allie's school portraits.
- At school.
- At home.
- Tribal Junior Princess Allie
giving a speech at the 2017 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey in Wildwood, NJ.
- Tribal Princess Allie Wild Rose Mosley crowing
at the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Pow-wow 2017 in New-Jersey.
- Allie with her mom.
- Allie with her dad.
- Allie's sweet sixteen party.
- Allie with Pops.
- War clubs.
- In the backyard.
For more information:
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribe website
Mark Quiet Hawk Gould website