Deeni tribe member Guylish Bommelyn displays his traditional frog-patterned arm tattoo, an emblem of his dedication to preserving his people’s culture. A proficient speaker of the Tolowa/Deeni language, Bommelyn teaches at the Taa-'at-dvn American Indian Magnet School, which his father started. “It’s important for Indians to know their history,” Bommelyn says. He stands here in the Redwood Forest in California in a traditional Tolowa village dating back 10,000 years. Photographed October 2012.