Colorized photographs show Native Americans as their way of life was irrevocably changed by the conquest of the West

Image: Anthony Malesys/

By Joe Sheppard For Mailonline – – Image: Anthony Malesys/

Image: A head-and-shoulders portrait of Dakota Sioux woman, Lucille, standing in front of tree. It was taken in 1907.

The original images were taken by American photographer Edward Curtis at the turn of the 20th Century. Curtis’s goal was not just to photograph but also to document Native American traditional life. They have recently been painstakingly colorized by Anthony Malesys, 26, from Lille, France.

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