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About Edward Curtis

The American West is forever stamped into the national psyche as a place of freedom as well as the home of a dying people. Edward Curtis, an ethnographer and photographer, documents the Native people of the West throughout his work, capturing a way of life that has in many ways ceased to exist in its natural form. His career includes works such as 'The North American Indian' and 'In the Land of the Head Hunters.' Throughout his life, Curtis made over 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Indian language and music and took over 40,000 photographs from over 80 tribes. He sought to respect "the mode of life of one of the great races of mankind," a view that surpassed contemporary attitudes. Today, you can find many of Curtis' works on eBay, where collectors sell Edward Curtis photogravure as well as original photos. In addition, Edward Curtis prints can be found in large numbers, documenting the way of life he recorded. From signed originals to replications, any lover of the West will love one of Edward Curtis' works.