Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 218  Waiting in the Forest-Cheyenne border=
Plate 218 Waiting in the Forest-Cheyenne
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
A mysterious image of a Cheyenne standing fully draped in the forest. Though often thought to be female, the subject is in fact a male. The men would wait for their girlfriends dressed this way in the forest.

Description by Edward Curtis: At dusk in the neighborhood of the large encampments young men, closely wrapped in non-comittal blankets or white cotton sheets, may be seen gliding about the tipis or standing motionless in the shadow of the trees, each one alert for the opportunity to steal a meeting with his sweetheart.
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