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Curtis, Edward S.

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ISBN 10: 0821220527 / ISBN 13: 9780821220528
Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1993
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Curtis, Edward S. NATIVE NATIONS: FIRST AMERICANS AS SEEN BY EDWARD S. CURTIS. Edited Christopher Cardozo. Foreword by George P. Horse Capture. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, c1993. First Edition. 159pp., bibliography, photographs. Folio. As new looks unread hardcover in as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 40460

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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of 125 photographs from turn-of-the-century photographer Edward Curtis chronicles the passing glory of the native American nations.

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This stunning collection selects 110 striking photographs taken by Curtis (1868-1952) in his nearly 30-year effort, begun at the turn of the century, to create what Cardozo, a Curtis specialist and photograph dealer, calls "an irreplaceable photographic and ethnographic record" of Native Americans. The photographs, reproduced using a new printing technology, are arresting. Portraits like those of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce and of a Mohave woman potter show the dignity and endurance of these Americans. Landscape pictures of tepees in winter or a canoe-with-hunter suggest the shadings of a charcoal master and demonstrate Curtis's artistry. The photographs also range over pottery, masked dancers and various ritual objects and are accompanied by Curtis's detailed, stately captions. Some Native Americans have criticized Curtis for stereotypical, stylized images, notes former museum curator Horse Capture, but to him, they are images of beauty, power and pride. Indeed, the portrait of Horse Capture's great-grandfather is another moving epitaph for a lost world.
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