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The North American Indian : being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States and Alaska

Author: Edward S Curtis; Frederick Webb Hodge; Theodore Roosevelt; J Pierpont Morgan
Publisher: New York : Johnson Reprint, [1970]
Series: Landmarks in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[A] comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions. The value of such a work, in great measure, will lie in the breadth of its treatment, in its wealth of illustration, and in the fact that it represents the result of personal study of a people who are rapidly losing the traces of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Social documentary photography
Portraits
Ethnographies
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Facsimiles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
North American Indian.
New York, Johnson Reprint Corp. [1970, ©1907-30]
(OCoLC)653340769
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Curtis; Frederick Webb Hodge; Theodore Roosevelt; J Pierpont Morgan
OCLC Number: 131822
Notes: Original photogravures produced during the years 1903-1925 by John Andrew & Son of Boston, Massachusetts, Plimpton Press of Norwood, Massachusetts, and Suffolk Engraving and Electrotyping Company of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Volumes 1-20 include vocabularies.
Includes four supplementary volumes of plates from volumes 1-20.
Siskiyou county has volume 13 only. Appendix includes tribal summaries for the Hupa, Yurok, Karok, Wiyot, Tolowa and Tututni, Shasta, Achomawi, and the Klamath, pp. 217-279.
Description: 20 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps, music, plans ; 25 cm + 4 volumes (illustrations ; 32 cm).
Contents: 1. The Apache. The Jicarillas. The Navaho --
2. The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai --
3. The Teton Sioux. The Yanktonai. The Assiniboin --
4. The Apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa --
5. The Mandan. The Arikara. The Atsina --
6. The Piegan. The Cheyenne. The Arapaho --
7. The Yakima. The Klickitat. Salishan tribes of the interior. The Kutenai --
8. The Nez Percés. Wallawalla, Umatilla, Cayuse. The Chinookan tribes --
9. Salishan tribes of the coast. The Chimakum and the Quilliute. The Willapa --
10. The Kwakiutl --
11. The Nootka. The Haida --
12. The Hopi --
13. The Hupa. The Yurok. The Karok. The Wiyot. Tolowa and Tututni. The Shasta. The Achomawi. The Klamath --
14. The Kato. The Wailaki. The Yuki. The Pomo. The Wintun. The Maidu. The Miwok. The Yokuts --
15. S outhern California Shoshoneans. The Diegueños. Plateau Shoshoneans. The Washo --
16. The Tiwa. The Keres --
17. The Tewa. The Zuñi --
18. The Chipewyan. The Western Woods Cree. The Sarsi --
19. The Indians of Oklahoma. The Wichita. The Southern Cheyenne. The Oto. The Comanche --
20. The Alaskan Eskimo. The Nunivak. Eskimo of Hooper Bay. Eskimo of King Island. Eskimo of Little Diomede Island. Eskimo of Cape Prince of Wales. The Kotzebue Eskimo. The Noatak. The Kobuk. The Selawik. Supplement 1-5. Supplement 6-10. Supplement 11-15. Supplement 16-20.
Series Title: Landmarks in anthropology.
Responsibility: written, illustrated, and published by Edward S. Curtis ; edited by Frederick Webb Hodge ; foreword by Theodore Roosevelt ; field research conducted under the patronage of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Abstract:

"[A] comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions. The value of such a work, in great measure, will lie in the breadth of its treatment, in its wealth of illustration, and in the fact that it represents the result of personal study of a people who are rapidly losing the traces of their aboriginal character and who are destined ultimately to become assimilated with the 'superior race.' It has been the aim to picture all features of the Indian life and environment--types of the young and the old, with their habitations, industries, ceremonies, games, and everyday customs ... Though the treatment accorded the Indians by those who lay claim to civilization and Christianity has in many cases been worse than criminal, a rehearsal of these wrongs does not properly find a place here"--General introduction.

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