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Waiting for the Seal  "Copyright 1915"

Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) man in traditional clothing and holding a harpoon or spear, hunts for seals on the shoreline.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1915-1915

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

9.5 x 12.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, North America, Northwest Coast, Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), Southern Northwest Coast

Site Name:

Vancouver Island

State:

British Columbia

Island Name:

Vancouver Island

Archipelago:

Vancouver Island Group

Country:

Canada

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. No other collection history information available.

Source ID:

NMAI_368734

Catalog Number:

P04540

Album Name:

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