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Edward Curtis, native american, indian, culture, history, vintage, photo, sapira

Edward Curtis, native american, indian, culture, history, vintage, photo, sapira

Edward S Curtis - after the closure of the frontier, Curtis documented the native American people recognising that a way of life had been forever lost

Edward S Curtis - after the closure of the frontier, Curtis documented the native American people recognising that a way of life had been forever lost

Native American Edward Curtis Noatak Family by griffinlb, via Flickr

Native American Edward Curtis Noatak Family by griffinlb, via Flickr

Edward Curtis, Mosa mohave (1903).  (Beautiful!!)

Edward Curtis, Mosa mohave (1903). (Beautiful!!)

Photograph of a beautiful Native American child taken by Edward Curtis

Photograph of a beautiful Native American child taken by Edward Curtis

Bear's Belly – Arikara, 1908. Photogravure. Curtis Caption: "A member of the medicine fraternity, wrapped in his sacred bear-skin. A biographical sketch of this subject is given in Volume V, page 178."

Bear's Belly – Arikara, 1908. Photogravure. Curtis Caption: "A member of the medicine fraternity, wrapped in his sacred bear-skin. A biographical sketch of this subject is given in Volume V, page 178."

Edward S. Curtis    - Tobadzischini, a Navajo war god known as 'child of the water', c. 1904

Edward S. Curtis - Tobadzischini, a Navajo war god known as 'child of the water', c. 1904

Native American Edward Curtis Yellow Kidney by griffinlb, via Flickr

Native American Edward Curtis Yellow Kidney by griffinlb, via Flickr

Edward Curtis photograph from 1905. The picture shows Red Hawk, an Oglala Indian on a horse at a pool of water. This is really an incredible photograph capturing a bygone era.

Edward Curtis photograph from 1905. The picture shows Red Hawk, an Oglala Indian on a horse at a pool of water. This is really an incredible photograph capturing a bygone era.

Edward. S. Curtis. Resonates the past of Native Americans and their culture. (although many were posed.)

Native american hupa man with spear 8x10 photo curtis

Edward. S. Curtis. Resonates the past of Native Americans and their culture. (although many were posed.)

This photograph was taken in 1905, and shows a young Native American child. The photograph was taken by Edward Curtis.

This photograph was taken in 1905, and shows a young Native American child. The photograph was taken by Edward Curtis.

Native American Edward Curtis Hopi Child by griffinlb, via Flickr

Native American Edward Curtis Hopi Child by griffinlb, via Flickr

Hopi. My very favourite picture. I love this tribe and  I think this must be an Edward Curtis photograph? So beautiful.

Hopi. My very favourite picture. I love this tribe and I think this must be an Edward Curtis photograph? So beautiful.

The Yuma, 1907, photograph by Edward S. Curtis.

The Yuma, 1907, photograph by Edward S. Curtis.

This picture was taken by Edward Curtis in 1927. The Indian's name was "Two Guns". Curtis traveled the country in the late 1800's and early 1900's documenting Native Americans through his photography. His pictures have become treasures giving us a glimpse into traditional Native American life.

This picture was taken by Edward Curtis in 1927. The Indian's name was "Two Guns". Curtis traveled the country in the late 1800's and early 1900's documenting Native Americans through his photography. His pictures have become treasures giving us a glimpse into traditional Native American life.

From one of my favorite photographers -- Edward Curtis

From one of my favorite photographers -- Edward Curtis