Preserving the past: Edward S. Curtis and his storied portraits of Native Americans



November is National American Indian Heritage Month, and as such it seems particularly appropriate to take a moment to look at the legacy of American photographer Edward S. Curtis.

Edward S. Curtis was an American photographer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His love affair with photography began shortly after he left school in the sixth grade when Curtis built his own camera. At 17, he became an apprentice photographer. Two years later, he and his family moved to Seattle and Curtis became a partner in a photographic…

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