Prayer to the great mystery : the uncollected writings and photography of Edward S. Curtis (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Prayer to the great mystery : the uncollected writings and photography of Edward S. Curtis

Author: Edward S Curtis; Gerald Hausman; Robert W Kapoun
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An extraordinary collection of 243 b&w images, including many newly-discovered prints from the Library of Congress, taken by Curtis (1868-1952), famed photographer of Native America. The book presents him as a cultural anthropologist rather than as a patronizing romantic (as he is more often shown) and accompanies the photographs with myths and legends drawn from Curtis's 20-volume The North American Indian. c. Book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Illustrated works
Folklore
Pictorial works
Legends
Ouvrages illustrés
photographies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Curtis; Gerald Hausman; Robert W Kapoun
ISBN: 0312135912 9780312135911
OCLC Number: 32820840
Description: xxii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gerald Hausman --
Introduction to the Photographer and His Unpublished Photographs / Bob Kapoun --
Introduction / Patricia Nelson Limerick --
Tewa and Tiwa --
Keres --
Zuni and Hopi --
Pima and Yuma --
Apache and Navajo --
Mandan and Arikara --
Arapaho and Atsina --
Cheyenne, Piegan, Crow, and Sioux --
Nez Perce --
Flathead and Kalispel --
Coastal Salish --
Kwakiutl --
Alaskan Eskimo --
Chronology: Edward S. Curtis --
Tribes Represented in The North American Indian --
Institutions Holding Complete Sets of The North American Indian.
Responsibility: Edward S. Curtis ; text edited by Gerald Hausman ; photography edited by Bob Kapoun ; introduction by Patricia Nelson Limerick.

Abstract:

An extraordinary collection of 243 b&w images, including many newly-discovered prints from the Library of Congress, taken by Curtis (1868-1952), famed photographer of Native America. The book presents him as a cultural anthropologist rather than as a patronizing romantic (as he is more often shown) and accompanies the photographs with myths and legends drawn from Curtis's 20-volume The North American Indian. c. Book News Inc.

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