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Portraits from North American Indian Life
Portraits From North American Indian Life beautifully documents all aspects of a marvelous culture that was on the brink of destruction. The spirit of Native American life is covered in great depth and with remarkable sensitivity to the connections between them, but the most remarkable segments of this text are the portraits. Like no other photographer before him, Edward C ...more
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Published October 1st 1992 by BBS Publishing Corporation
(first published January 1st 1972)
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Beginning in 1900 and continuing over the next thirty years, Edward Sheriff Curtis, or the “Shadow Catcher” as he was later called by some of the tribes, took over 40,000 images and recorded rare ethnographic information from over eighty American Indian tribal groups, ranging from the Eskimo or Inuit people of the far north to the Hopi people of the Southwest. He captured the likeness of many impo ...moreMore about Edward S. Curtis...