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The North American Indians Paperback – February, 1988

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Introduction by Joseph Epes Brown.

A new edition of an Aperture Classic.

From 1896 to 1930, Edward S. Curtis traveled throughout the United States, making a vivid record of the Native American peoples and their way of life. He became, after a long immersion in the cultures and traditions of the Native Americans, an adopted son of Black Elk. The North American Indians, as the project was named, comprised twenty volumes of text each accompanied by a portfolio of plates. It is a visual record unequaled in the history of photography.

Many of the most significant photographs have been selected for this Aperture book. These remarkable images of the Native American people and their homes, villages, and landscape reveal how their lives were molded by the integrity of nature and by the rich traditional values of their culture.

Edward S. Curtis was born in 1869 near Whitewater, Wisconsin. He became a photographer for the Edward H. Harriman expedition to Alaska in 1899 and many of his images were published by the Smithsonian Institution. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Edward S. Curtis was born in 1869 near Whitewater, Wisconsin. He became a photographer for the Edward H. Harriman expedition to Alaska in 1899 and many of his images were published by the Smithsonian Institution.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture; New edition edition (February 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912334355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912334356
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,335,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
From 1896 to 1930, famed photography pioneer Edward S. Curtis documented Native Americans, their cultures and way of life throughout the western United States and British Columbia. His years of field work resulted in the publication of a unique twenty-volume visual record, accompanied by his written observations. 68 photographs have been gleaned from the original collection of hundreds of period photographs and compiled into the Aperture edition of The North American Indians, along with Curtis' field notes detailing the content of the images. Enhanced with an informative introduction by Native American expert Joseph Epes Brown, The North American Indians is an enthusiastically recommended contribution to academic and community library Native American studies reading lists and reference collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve M. on June 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is a very nice book with beautiful photographs. And the price was more than reasonable. I wanted this book because I had the same one when I was young, and loved the photographs. I would highly recommend this very special book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Knoll on April 4, 2013
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would definitnely recommend it to anyone looking for this exact type of item, postcards with great images of Native Americans tashen never disappoints me
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