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Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans is a tribute to the photographer, his work, but above all to the Native Americans he photographed. Chapters on many different Native American tribes make this collection unique. Edward Curtis's recognizable style, saturated with sepia, is immediately recognizable. He captures not only the striking faces of his subjects, but also a glimpse into the lifestyle of each Native American tribe he photographed. Women grind corn, and communities gather outside their traditional living areas. Atop horses, Native Americans ride on the prarie. Papooses are bundled in woven carrying packs, and men are dressed in full feathered regalia. These images paint a picture, known to us now only as a historical memory. Many tribes are featured in this volume, from the familiar Apache and Navaho to lesser-known tribes. This book will draw in readers who are interested in world cultures, along with photography buffs and historians. This hardcover volume is a wonderful addition to any library.

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The book includes many regions, tribes and ages of people, and in some ways even some of the more negative aspects of his photographs are invaluable because they informed much of the mainstream American (worldwide, really) mythology that surrounds First Nations peoples of North America. The photos are somewhere between documentary and romanticism. Where he could have taken straight documentary photos of poverty and tattered Western/white clothing, he instead staged warrior meetings on horseback and the like.

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This book includes over 300 photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis from his inspirational work on North American Indians.

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Don Gulbrandsen became a Green Bay Packers fan in the late 1960s when he realized that not only were they the best team around, but they had a running back who shared his name—former Texas Tech star Donny Anderson. This was stunning decision for a young boy growing up in northern Illinois, and whose father was a Chicago Bears fan. Don\u2019s transformation into rabid Packer diehard became complete two decades later when he finally moved to the land of his dreams, Wisconsin. Although the Lindy Infante-coached franchise was struggling mightily at the time, it was great to be living in a place where nearly everyone—man or woman, young or old, black or white—found common ground in their devotion to the Packers. Don relished opportunities to attend games, visit the Packers Hall of Fame, spend Sundays glued to the TV, and while away hours in discussion with friends and coworkers analyzing draft prospects, player injuries, and NFC Central opponents. And when the Ron Wolf/Mike Holmgren/Brett Favre/Reggie White era finally arrived, Don—like all Packer fans—was rewarded for his unwavering confidence in the team. Don has spent two decades as a publishing professional, focused primarily on enthusiast books and magazines covering a wide variety of topics: sports, hunting and fishing, home improvement, transportation, collectibles, and more. He has worked as an editor in both magazine and book publishing and is the author of several books.

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pjparra, December 31, 2011 (view all comments by pjparra)
Hello My name is Penelope Parra (McCullough) I am the daughter of Michael McCullough his mom, my grandma Betty Curtis (McCullough) daughter of Ashel Curtis and neice of Edward Curtis. Edward Curtis's son (Ivan Curtis) is still alive. This author has incorrect information, I gave a copy of the book Visions of the First Americans by Don Gulbrandsen. Mr. Gulbrandsen, has the story all wrong. He should contact the son of Edward Curtis and or my father and find out the facts, the book really upset my dad. My grandma, would flip if she read this book. My parents have some really awesome stories to be told, they are related and know the facts. I just would like to see the correct information in books, I really enjoy the work he did in the book, but some of the pictures are not Edward Curtis, they belong to Ashel Curtis. There was an on going struggling between them. Please have him contact my dad Michael McCullough, he is the son of Betty Curtis and she was the neice of Edward Curtis. Her dad was Ashel Curtis, there is a lot of photos and misplaced stories here. Ashel Curtis, is also worth writting about. He wanted his ashes scattered on Mt. Reiner, he was burried in an urn and it is believed that spirits struck the urn and his ashes were scattered anyway. If you want to know more, ask the experts.

You can contact me pjparra@episd.org or pjparra@mail.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785826507
Subtitle:
Visions of the First Americans
Author:
Gulbrandsen, Don
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Individual Photographers - Artists' Books
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
 Native Americans
Subject:
 Photography, photographs
Subject:
 Indians post-Civil War
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.00 x 14.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , The book includes many regions, tribes and ages of people, and in some ways even some of the more negative aspects of his photographs are invaluable because they informed much of the mainstream American (worldwide, really) mythology that surrounds First Nations peoples of North America. The photos are somewhere between documentary and romanticism. Where he could have taken straight documentary photos of poverty and tattered Western/white clothing, he instead staged warrior meetings on horseback and the like.
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This book includes over 300 photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis from his inspirational work on North American Indians.
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