Young and Beautiful: American Indians at the Turn of the Century

Today’s post features separate and- as far as I know, at least- unrelated American Indian subjects. All pictures are from the Library of Congress. There is scant information about these images, but what is available is included here.   The first is Moon Beam. This young woman was a Potawatomi Indian who was photographed in June 1909…

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The Big Dream of Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis, an early professional photographer, created a large body of work featuring Native American subjects during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Curtis was more than just a photographer, he called himself an ethnologist and a “true friend” to Native Americans. Today, he’s often referred to as a photographer and anthropologist. Curtis was…

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