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The North American Indian by Edward S.…

The North American Indian

by Edward S. Curtis, Hans-Christian Adam

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Interesting collection....a map would have been helpful as I was unaware of some of the tribes. What kept me from giving the book a 5 star rating was that most of the pics were staged....not necessarily bad, but it would have been better if some many were not. ( )
  untraveller | May 19, 2016 |
Controversial though it is -- because some of the photos are posed, because it's not "proper" ethnography, because of the author's attitudes -- this is still a unique document of a world that has disappeared. And a stunning collection of photographs. Beyond the "exoticism" and beyond the documentary value, this is a book of portraits of beautiful people. ( )
  AnnaOok | Aug 14, 2007 |
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Edward S. Curtisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Adam, Hans-Christianmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gugetzer, Gabriele-SabineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hodge, Frederick WebbEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roosevelt, TheodoreForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Originally used to illustrate a 20-volume encyclopedia of Native American history and culture, these photographs from the first decades of the 20th century are a valuable document of history. From a striking 1905 portrait of Geronimo to the seal-hunting Eskimos of Nunivak Island, Edward S. Curtis's pictures reflect the diversity of cultures that existed among the various Indian tribes. Their quality is superb--Curtis used the then-state-of-the-art photogravure process to reproduce his images--and the 1906 critique from Theodore Roosevelt remains valid: "In Mr. Curtis we have both an artist and a trained observer ... whose work has far more than mere accuracy, because it is truthful."

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In this legendary dossier, Curtis provides a unique pictorial record of more than 80 American Indian tribes, their traditions and customs. His photographs are testimonials to a lost culture.

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