The North American Indian The Complete Portfolios Book
The complete portfolios by Edward S. Curtis on Native Americans
With tireless personal commitment Curtis visited 80 American Indian tribes from the Mexican border to the Bering Strait, gaining their confidence through his patience and sensitivity. His work was printed in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930 as The North American Indian, but with only 272 copies, originals became extremely rare.
This book gathers Curtis’s entire American Indian portfolio into one publication, offering renewed access to and appreciation of his extraordinary achievement, which is as much a precious historical document as a triumph of the photographic form.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
For over thirty years, photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868–1952) traveled the length and breadth of North America, seeking to record in words and images the traditional life of its vanishing indigenous inhabitants. Like a man possessed, he strove to realize his life’s work, which culminated in the publication of his encyclopedic work The North American Indian. In the end, this monumental work comprised twenty portfolios and twenty text volumes with over 2,000 illustrations.
- Hardcover, 768 pages