Edward S. Curtis photographed all of the major Native American Tribes, west of the Mississippi, with several grants from J.P. Morgan, beginning in the late 1880's through the Great Depression. His goal was to document "The Vanishing Race" as they were prior to the many developments, which cost Native Americans their precious homelands. The North American Indian consisted of 20 volumes of photogravures and text, documenting Native American customs, including interviews with many Native Americans who describe in their own words the heritage of their tribes. We are currently showing select images from the 20 Volumes and will be showing more in the near future. Click on the following links below to view our Volume Artwork.
Please Note: These are high quality scans and some are dark in nature. Run your mouse over any image to view a more detailed look with contrast. Enjoy.