Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 096 Ogalala Girls border=
Plate 096 Ogalala Girls
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
This photograph was taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1905 in Ogalala territory. Ogalala, a subset of the Sioux could be found in North and South Dakota as well as Montana. Illustrated in this Edward Curtis photo are two women on horseback. Women of the Ogalala and many other plains tribes were natural horsewomen, generally the women of the Sioux were far better riders than most of the men. The reason for this great skill is that the women were often tied upon the backs of horses as infants and became accustomed at a very young age.

This photogravure was printed on Dutch Van Gelder by Edward S. Curtis in 1905. It is now available for sale at our Aspen Art Gallery.
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