Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Title:
Plate 559 On a Sia Housetop
Date:
1925
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
This elderly woman is pictured on a Sia housetop with the desert landscape in the background. The adobe walls are cracked but strong. She holds a beautifully deigned vessel upon her lap and is wearing a large squash blossom necklace. He dress is long and brown with small details making it a beautiful piece. Her hair is cut into a stylish “bob” with bangs. This was photographed by Edward Curtis in 1925.

" The Keres Indians, a distinct linguistic stock, are found in seven pueblos, five of which are on the Rio Grande and its affluent Rio Jemez, and two nearly a hundred miles southwestward. The eastern group are Cochiti, Santo Domingo, and san Felipe on the Rio Grande, and Santa Ana and Sia on Rio Jemez. The western pueblos are Acoma and Laguna." - Edward Curtis
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