Edward Sheriff Curtis
(1868 - 1952)
Edward Sheriff Curtis was active/lived in Washington, California. Edward Curtis is known for Historical photographs of Native American culture.
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EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (1868 - 1952)
Born in 1868 near Whitewater, Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis became one of America's finest photographers and ethnologists. Beginning in 1896 and ending in 1930, Curtis photographed and documented every major Native American tribe west of the Mississippi, taking over 40,000 negatives of eighty tribes. For thirty years, he devoted his life to an odyssey of photographing and documenting the lives and traditions of the Native people of North America. His photographs had an immense impact on the national imagination and continue to shape the way we see Native life and culture.
Edward's father, Reverend Johnson Curtis, had returned from the Civil War penniless and debilitated, and young Curtis
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