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Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated

Author: M Gidley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 119.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For almost four decades from the 1890s onwards, Edward S. Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans all over the West and his assistants collected masses of other data - myths, recordings of music and ceremonies, folk tales, language vocabularies, and histories. This material was published in The North American Indian (1907-30), in twenty volumes of illustrated text and twenty portfolios of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Biography
Named Person: Edward S Curtis; Edward S Curtis; Edward S Curtis; Edward S Curtis; Edward Curtis; Edward Curtis; Edward S (1868-1952) Curtis; Edward S (1868-1952) Curtis; Edward S Curtis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Gidley
ISBN: 0521563356 9780521563352
OCLC Number: 37806227
Description: xii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introductory --
1. A national undertaking --
Part II. Co-ordinates for a Project --
2. Cracker Jack pictures --
3. Trading with the Indians --
4. Hustling the eminent --
5. Diffident ethnology --
Part III. Indians Incorporated --
6. Adventure in the field --
7. 'The vanishing race' in sight and sound --
8. Bronze in action --
9. Representing the Indian.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 119.
Responsibility: Mick Gidley.
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From the 1890s onwards, Edward S. Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans all over the West. These were published (1907-1930) in twenty volumes of illustrated text and twenty  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'Astute, lucid, sophisticated, committed to its subject, and a marvel of tact and modesty.' Alan Trachetenberg, Yale University 'Gidley's work on Curtis is cutting-edge, Read more...

 
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