CURTIS, Edward S. [edited by Christopher Cardozo
Native Nations: First Americans as Seen by Edward S. Curtis
Boston: Callaway Editions Inc, 1993. Folio. (13 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches). First edition, 160pp. 110 sepia quadratone plates.
Brown publisher's cloth, title in gilt, dust jacket. Fine copy.
A "magnificent distillation of the best of photographer/ethnographer/adventurer Edward S. Curtis's landmark twenty-volume study of the Indian peoples of North America."
Just after the turn of the century Edward Curtis set out to photograph and document the Indians of Northern America. This book contains over a hundred of his best photographs, paired with text by Christopher Cardozo, providing a view of the emotional and spirital lives of the indigenous North Americans of that period. Christopher Cardozo is the author of a portfolio of Edward S. Curtis gravures, "Native Nations," as well as four other titles on the subject. Recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on Curtis' work, he is the principal curator and consultant to the four major private Curtis collections in the United States.