Indigenous people are referenced in the past tense throughout American history textbooks and misrepresented by the media in redundant stereotypes. Colonization of the Americas killed an estimated 100 million Native Americans- 90% of the population. Indigenous communities have proved their resilience in the face of genocide, wars, assimilation attempts, stolen land, and poverty. Despite facing adversity, Indigenous people have persevered and passed down their culture for generations to come. These portraits celebrate Indigenous people by referencing the past and present to show that they are not only a large part of American history, but they are here now and for years to come.