Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) was a photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples.
He was a photographer of the American West and of Native American Indians. He was born at the time when the North American Indians were in
transition from a lifestyle where they were free to to roam over whichever part of the continent they chose to a questionable future as the
land was taken over by white settlers.
Given the tragic history that ensued for the North American Indians, His work stands as a testament to their strength, pride, honor, beauty, and diversity,
a record that can help their descendants regain places of pride in the world and also help others to better appreciate their true value.