Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) spent many years photographing, writing about, and recording the songs of Native Americans. This
collection contains original manuscripts and photocopies of manuscripts by Edward Curtis regarding his studies and his photo
North American Indian. Original manuscripts include a lecture on Native American religion, an annotated list of items in Curtis' artifact collection
and a synopsis of the list as it could be used in the
North American Indian series, and a circa 1910 annotated catalogue of photographs for the
North American Indian publication, including descriptions of photographs that do not appear in the publication. The collection also includes photocopies
made in 1986 of materials from 1911-1962.
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) spent many years photographing, writing about, and recording the songs of Native Americans. His
work was finally realized in 20 encyclopedic volumes entitled
The North American Indian, published between 1907 and 1930.
2.5 linear feet
(1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
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as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
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