Issued in a limited edition between 1907 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis's twenty-volume publication, The North American Indian, exerted a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. This presentation features over 2,200 photogravure images (including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates) and narrative text portraying the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty North American Indian tribes. Original material housed in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library.
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Edward Curtis Bio: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edward-S-Curtis
Portrait of Edward Curtis