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The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska,

Author: Edward S Curtis; Frederick Webb Hodge; Theodore Roosevelt; J Pierpont Morgan
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.] E. S. Curtis; [Cambridge, U.S.A., The University press] 1907-30.
Series: Landmarks in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1906 Curtis approached railroad tycoon J.P. Morgan to request financial assistance for his project. Morgan agreed to pay him a total of $75,000, or $15,000 a year for five years. Curtis' masterwork, The North American Indian, he and Morgan decided, would be a set of 20 volumes of ethnographic text illustrated with high quality photoengravings taken from his glass plate negatives. Each of these volumes would be
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Genre/Form: Photographically illustrated books
Photogravures
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Curtis; Frederick Webb Hodge; Theodore Roosevelt; J Pierpont Morgan
ISBN: 9780403084005 0403084008 9780403084012 0403084016 9780403084029 0403084024 9780403084036 0403084032 9780403084043 0403084040 9780403084050 0403084059 9780403084067 0403084067 9780403084074 0403084075 9780403084081 0403084083 9780403084098 0403084091 9780403084104 0403084105 9780403084111 0403084113 9780403084128 0403084121 9780403084135 040308413X 9780403084142 0403084148 9780403084159 0403084156 9780403084166 0403084164 9780403084173 0403084172 9780403084180 0403084180 9780403084197 0403084199
OCLC Number: 25446503
Notes: Vols. 9-20 have title: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, the Dominion of Canada, and Alaska ...
Vols. 6-20 printed at the Plimpton press, Norwood, Mass.
Original photogravures produced in Norwood, Mass. by Plimpton Press and in Cambridge, Mass. by Suffolk Engraving from 1903-1925.
"This edition is limited to five hundred sets." These sets are not numbered.
Vols. 3-20 contain vocabularies.
Supplemented by: "The North American Indian, list of large plates supplementing v. 1-20." (20 portfolios of numbered plates 60 x 50 cm.). Number 150 inccorectly numbered 159. Two different plates are numbered 400. Contents: v. 1. no. 1-39.--v. 2. no. 40-75.--v. 3. no. 76-110, 119.--v. 4. no. 111-118, 120-147.--v. 5. no. 148-183.--v. 6. no. 184-219.--v. 7. no. 220-255.--v. 8. no. 256-292.--v. 9. no. 293-328.--v. 10. no. 329-364.--v. 11. no. 365-400.--v. 12. no. 400[a]-435.--v. 13. no. 436-471.--v. 14. no. 472-507.--v. 15. no. 508-543.--v. 16. no. 544-579.--v. 17. no. 580-615.--v. 18. no. 616-651.--v. 19. no. 652-687.--v. 20. no. 688-722. CALL NUMBER: E77.C97a.
Description: 20 v. fronts. (v. 20 col.) plates, ports. 33 cm.
Contents: I. The Apache. The Jicarillas. The Navaho. --
II. The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai. --
III. The Teton Sious. The Yanktonai. The Assiniboin. --
IV. The apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa. --
V. The Mandan. The Arikara. The Atsina. --
VI. The Piegan. The Cheyenne. The Arapaho. --
VII. The Yakima. The Klickitat. Salishan tribes of the interior. The Kutenai. --
VIII. The Nez Percʹes. Wallawalla. Umatilla. Cayuse. The Chinookan tribes. --
IX. Salishan tribes of the coast. The Chimakum and the Quilliute. The Willapa. --
X. The Kwakiutl. --
XI. The Nootka. The Haida. --
XII. The Hopi. --
XIII. The Hupa. The Yurok. The Karok. The Wiyot. Tolowa and Tututni. The Shasta. The Achomawi. The Klamath. --
XIV. The Kato. The Wailaki. The Yuki. The Pomo. The Wintun. The Maidu. The Miwok. The Yokuts. --
XV. Southern California Shoshoneans. The Diegueños. Plateau Shoshoneans. The Washo. XVI. The Tiwa. The Keres. --
XVII. The Tewa. The Zuñi. --
XVIII. The Chipewyan. The Western woods Cree. The Sarsi. XIX. The Indians of Oklahoma. The Wichita. The southern Cheyenne. The Oto. The Comanche. The Peyote cult. --
XX. The Alaskan Eskimo. The Nunivak Eskimo of Hooper bay. Eskimo of King island. Eskimo of Little Diomede island. Eskimo of Cape Prince of Wales. The Kotzebue Eskimo. The Noatak. The Kobuk. The Selawik.
Series Title: Landmarks in anthropology.
Other Titles: Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian.
Responsibility: written, illustrated, and published by Edward S. Curtis; edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, foreword by Theodore Roosevelt; field research conducted under the patronage of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Abstract:

In 1906 Curtis approached railroad tycoon J.P. Morgan to request financial assistance for his project. Morgan agreed to pay him a total of $75,000, or $15,000 a year for five years. Curtis' masterwork, The North American Indian, he and Morgan decided, would be a set of 20 volumes of ethnographic text illustrated with high quality photoengravings taken from his glass plate negatives. Each of these volumes would be accompanied by a portfolio of large size images, all sumptuously bound in Moroccan leather. The papers used for printing would also be of the best quality: a Dutch etching stock by Van Gelder, a Japanese vellum, and for the most discerning subscribers, a translucent Japanese tissue paper. To fund publication, Curtis would sell subscriptions at approximately $3,000 per set, with a total of 500 sets to be published. President Roosevelt agreed to write the forward for the project. In return for his investment, Morgan would receive 25 sets of The North American Indian and 500 original photographs. (http://www.fluryco.com/curtis/bio4.htm).

"Curtis spent the best part of his life-nearly thirty years-documenting what he considered to be the traditional way of life for Indians living in the trans-Mississippi West. He took more than 40,000 photographs, collected more than 350 traditional Indian tales, and made more than 10,000 sound recordings of Indian speeches and music His magnum opus was The North American Indian." (Pritzker, Edward S. Curtis, 6).

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