Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 011  Story Telling - Apache border=
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Title:
Plate 011 Story Telling - Apache
Date:
1903
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S. Curtis: A story-telling group, particularly typical of these people. The Apache often sit about and exchange stories of the past or of today.

Story telling is a very important part of Native American Culture, and the oral tradition is passed down even today. This image portrays a small group exchanging tales while stopped in nature. This Apache group looks relaxed and jovial. The composition of this piece creates an X shape and shows Curtis immense car for detail. The men and women in the photograph are mostly wearing darkly colored robes, and holding three horses.
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