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Edward Curtis: Vision of the First Americans

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ISBN13: 9780785821144
ISBN10: 0785821147
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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.

Synopsis:

Edward Curtis was one of the great photographers of the American West, who recorded graphically the face of the American Indian at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This is a large-format selection of his most attractive.

About the Author

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)
Please, do not ignore this email. I am the great granddaughter to Ashel Curtis. My parents were upset, when i gave them this book: Vision of the First Americans. This is not a joke, there is information in this book, that is incorrect and needs to be corrected. I was always taught by my grandma (Betty Curtis) Ashel Curtis daughter to make things right if they were wrong. Edward Curtis is my Great Uncle, my dad looks just like him, you need to contact us so that we can give you the correct history of our beloved.
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Andrea Erwin, June 26, 2008 (view all comments by Andrea Erwin)
This is one of the nicest books I have seen done on the American Indians. The photographs are simply breathtaking. It makes a lovely coffee table display book as is a large book. Of course it also contains lots of information on all different tribes. I found it impossible to put down. I can't imagine anyone not liking this book if they are interested in the "First Americans".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785821144
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Gulbrandsen, Don
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
17 x 12.06 x 1 in 6.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Edward Curtis was one of the great photographers of the American West, who recorded graphically the face of the American Indian at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This is a large-format selection of his most attractive.
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