The Most Breathtaking Photos I've Ever Seen Of Early 1900s Native Americans
April 16, 2016
During his life, Edward S. Curtis took astonishing pictures of the American West and Native Americans.
Starting in 1906, Curtis spent over two decades traveling across North America, tracing the footsteps of over 80 Native American tribes, in an attempt to document the indigenous people.
Below you will see some of our favorite photographs from Curtis' The North American Indian collection...
Man of the Crow tribe on horseback - 1908
Hupa spear fisherman watches for salmon - 1923
An Apsaroke shaman - 1908
A mother and child of the Crow tribe - 1908
A Kutenai duck hunter - 1910
The Navajo tribe in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona - 1904
Medicine Crow, of the Apsaroke tribe - 1908
Two Piegan girls gather the goldenrod plant - 1910
Piegan chiefs - 1900
Sioux chiefs - 1905
A Hidatsa man with an eagle - 1908
Hollow Horn Bear, a Brulé man - 1907
A girl of the Jicarrilla Apache people - 1910
A girl of the Wishran tribe - 1910
Dancers of the Qagyuhl tribe - 1914
A Kwakiutwl wedding party arrives on shore in canoes - 1914
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