Edward Sheriff Curtis

19.06.2011 in17:34 in Documentary, Old Masters, People, Portraits -->


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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.