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Author Touchie, Rodger.

Title Edward S. Curtis above the medicine line : portraits of Aboriginal life in the Canadian West / Rodger D. Touchie
Published Vancouver [British Columbia] : Heritage House, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents Planting the seeds. Early years -- Defining years -- Grand vision -- Calling -- Summons of a President. The journey begins. Proposition -- In the beginning -- First five volumes -- Volumes 6 to 8 -- Kutenai -- Quest goes on. The tribes of British Columbia. Coast Salish -- Kwakiutl -- Winter dance -- In the land of the head hunters -- Nootka. North to Alberta. Dark years -- Indians of Alberta -- Chipewyan -- Western Woods Cree -- Northern Assiniboin (Stoneys) -- Blackfoot Confederacy -- Sarsi. Denouement. Final volumes -- After years -- Rich legacy -- Art and the artist
Summary Annotation "Edward S. Curtis Above the Medicine Line" is both an introduction to the Seattle-based photographer and a tribute to a true visionary. While Curtis's photographs will long be his legacy, his own story is likewise compelling. Curtis built his first camera at 12 and developed that interest into a large Seattle photo studio by the age of 30. Then, on an expedition to Alaska in 1899, Curtis was exposed to First Nations cultures in a way that affected him profoundly. First Nations people had been decimated due to the diseases and aggressions of white settlers. Curtis, alarmed that their traditional ways of life were in danger of disappearing forever, made an incredible effort to capture their daily routines, character and dignity through photography and audio recordings. Curtis had planned to document only the First Peoples of the United States and Alaska, but his exposure to Canada's Blackfoot Nation spurred him to include all of North America. The visual result was "The North American Indian," a 20-volume record of 75 of North America's Native peoples. This collection of Curtis's images includes 100 of his most striking images and a biography. Also available in hardcover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952.
Indians of North America -- Canada, Western -- Pictorial works
Indians of North America -- Canada, Western -- Portraits
Indians of North America -- Canada, Western -- History
Photographers -- United States -- Biography.
COMPUTERS -- Digital Media -- Photography.
Indians of North America.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Reference.
United States.
Western Canada.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1894974867