"When Dorothea Lange made this portrait of Florence Thompson ("Migrant Mother") in 1936, neither one of them could have known that it would become one of the most recognized and reproduced photos in history." Thompson was also a Native American, born on a Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma.
Spring 1937. "This family without food and work about to be returned to Oklahoma by the Relief Administration. They have lost a baby as a result of exposure during the winter. Had to sell their tent and car to buy food. Neideffer Camp, Holtville, Imperial Valley, California." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.