Stock Image

THE FIRST AMERICANS: Photographs from the Library of Congress.

William Goetzmann, ed.

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0912347961 / ISBN 13: 9780912347967
Published by Washington, D.C.: Starwood Pub. Co., 1991., 1991
Condition: fine Hardcover
From Kevin Brooks: Books (San Rafael, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 2, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

First printing. Lg. 8vo. 144 p. B/w plates throughout; Curtis, Kasebier, Gilpin, et al. A fine copy in dw. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # llEt350W22

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE FIRST AMERICANS: Photographs from the ...

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Starwood Pub. Co., 1991.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F.

About this title

Synopsis:

A collection of photographs of Native Americans from the Library of Congress' collection

From Publishers Weekly:

This volume demonstrates that melodramatic images created by commercial photographers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries perpetuated fallacies about Native Americans. Goetzmann ( Exploration and Empire ) selects photos of "real Indians" and costumed actors, and explains how professional photographers and artists interpreted Native American culture according to classical and romantic ideals. The work of Edward S. Curtis, who attempted to document the tribal way of life, is well represented here: he depicts braves on horseback riding to war, captures humble dwellings against dramatic mountain backgrounds and shoots portraits of melancholy individuals. We see members of Wild West shows, sacred ceremonies treated as tourist attractions, George Trager's sensationalistic images of the dead at Wounded Knee and staged scenes inspired by movies. Goetzmann points out the sentimental elements that encourage misinterpretation of Native American history.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

mail order books on art and photography, signed and inscribed, travel, history.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Visa and Mastercard credit cards accepted through Abebooks payment system. Checks and money orders
also accepted. Postage: $3.50 for the first book, $1.00 each additional book. [Media mail, or
book rate]. Priority mail and oversized books shipped at cost. Satisfaction guaranteed, and books may be
returned within ten days for full refund.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. NOTE TO FOREIGN CUSTOMERS: Since May, 2007 the United States Post Office will only ship airmail to foreign countries, which can often exceed the price of the book. You will be notified by Abebooks of extra shipping charges before the order is processed.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order