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Apache - Land  "1903"

Group of Apache Indians riding on horseback in a valley of the White Mountain region. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1903-1903

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

12 x 15 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Apache, Native Americans, North America, Plains, Southern Plains, Western Apache, White Mountain Apache

Site Name:

White Mountains

County:

Apache County, Navajo County

State:

Arizona

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.

Source ID:

NMAI_314657

Catalog Number:

P11178

Album Name:

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