One woman’s mission to photograph every Native American tribe in the United States
Matika Wilbur has traveled more than 250,000 miles to ensure stereotyped images are replaced with accurate ones to change history’s collective psyche
A search for Native Americans on the internet yields almost nothing but reductionist, 18th-century representations images, Wilbur explains. She hopes the pictures she is taking can someday replace the stereotyped, dated ones found in internet searches, and the ones we hold on to in our collective psyche.
“I’m ultimately doing this because our perception matters,” Wilbur says. “Our perception fuels racism. It fuels segregation. Our perception determines the way we treat each other.”