Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field

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"In Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field, Mick Gidley provides an intimate and informative glimpse of Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) and his associates as they undertook their work in the early decades of the twentieth century. A photographer, Curtis embarked on an epic quest to document through word and picture the traditional cultures of Native Americans in the western United States - cultures that he believed were inevitably doomed. Curtis's project became the largest anthropological enterprise undertaken in this country and yielded the monumental work The North American Indian (1907-30).
Its publication was a watershed in the anthropological study of Native Americans and inspired the first full-length documentary film, popular magazine articles, books for young readers, lectures, and photography exhibitions. Housing a wealth of ethnographic information yet steeped in nostalgia and predicated upon the assumption that Native Americans were a "vanishing race," Curtis's work has been both influential and controversial, and its vision of Native Americans must still be reckoned with today."--Jacket.
Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780803221932
0803221932
Characteristics: xiii, 178 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gidley, M. (Mick)

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