Edward S. Curtis

In 1904, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) began a massive project to document Native Americans. It took many years and resulted in the 20 volume set, The North American Indian. Each volume consists of a book of text with small photogravure prints and a portfolio of larger prints. Less than 300 sets were printed. These are highly collectible items with subtle, delicate detail (difficult to fully appreciate when viewed on a computer monitor!). Image size on the large gravures is around 11 x 15 inches, and the smaller ones are usually 5½ x 7½ inches.

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Large Gravures
Calf Child-Blackfoot On Klickitat River Andrés Cañon
The Whaler-Makah           The Land of the Atsina           Arikara Medicine Fraternity-The Prayer           Sioux Chiefs           Grinding Medicine-Zuni

Small Gravures
Atsina War-Party Custer's Crow Scouts Flathead Horse Trappings
Pomo Dance Costume
Slate Carvings Representing a Haida Shaman Gathering Wokas-Klamath A Corner of Taos and a Kiva Entrance Tsi'yone (Flying)-Sia Hastin Yazhe-Navaho