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Americans: Squaw Peas

December 28, 2017
Advertising label featuring Native American woman

Original label part of a private collection. Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian

This Squaw Brand canned peas label features a woman and her infant. Native American women are commonly featured in advertising as the gatherers of food. The Centerville Canning Company was using this dated imagery to convey “fresh.” Squaw Brand Choice Sifted Peas label, 1920s. Original label part of a private collection.

Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian

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