For your consideration is a c. 1920 Real Photo postcard of Coeur d' Alene Indian Tribe Reservation policeman, Louie Meshell. The Real Photo has an AZO stamp box with corner squares and is in excellent condition. It is GUARANTEED to be a vintage photograph and not a reproduction or later copy. See my 100% positive feedbacks.
HISTORY (PARTIAL) FROM TRIBAL WEBSITE. The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe has a current enrollment of over 2,190 members. The tribe has sovereign authority on a reservation covering 345,000 acres of mountains, lakes, timber and farmland, spanning the western edge of the northern Rocky Mountains and the abundant Palouse country. The Tribe, like all tribes in America, has a government based on executive, legislative and judicial branches.
The tribal council has seven members and operates on a parliamentary system, with members elected by tribal vote and the chairman elected by vote on the council. Although he or she would serve as chief executive, the chairman has one vote on the council and does not have veto power. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and all federally recognized tribes in the United States are sovereign in their own lands. That Sovereignty is inherent in the U.Constitution, meaning that tribes were recognized as sovereign before the constitution was written. Government have a long series of treaties or executive orders establishing reservations and tribal rights and authorities.
Tribal treaty-making also existed with the British, French, Dutch, and Spanish governments before the birth of the United States as an independent nation. As elected officials, members of this or any tribal council have a unique governing experience.Their responsibilities include maintaining a government-to-government relationship with federal and state governments. The tribal government also must deal with elected officials from city and county governments within the reservation. Tribal council members meet with members of congress, members of the cabinet, governors and even the president of the United States, resolving issues and conducting government business. However, members of the tribal council must, first and foremost, respond to the needs and issues of tribal membership.
The name, "Coeur d'Alene" was given to the tribe in the late 18th or early 19th century by French traders and trappers. In French, it means "Heart of the Awl, " referring to the sharpness of the trading skills exhibited by tribal members in their dealings with visitors.
I will be happy to respond as quickly as I can..... I've been a collector of photographs, important documents and publications related to Native American history for over 35 years. My collection mainly covers the period from early 1700's to 1930.
The images (all original) are of various sizes and have been safely stored in archival museum boxes in a climate controlled setting and are in the same condition as when I acquired them.... I also have some interesting non-Native material and vernacular photographs that caught my eye over the years.... See my current listings and watch for others...Always interested in any feedback that might shed additional light on this item. 1920 COEUR D' ALENE INDIAN RESERVATION POLICEMAN IDAHO RPPC" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo".
The seller is "apple13" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.