Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 140  A Mountain Fastness - Apsaroke border=
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Title:
Plate 140 A Mountain Fastness - Apsaroke
Date:
1905
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S Curtis: The Apsaroke lived much among the mountains, and nowhere do they seem more at home than on the streams and in the cañons of their forested ranges.

This images pictures a handful of men on horseback riding through a shallow creek. They are encompassed in trees and you can see a bit of the mountain that they are in the shadow of.

In the old times the Apsaroke, during a large part of the year, were constantly on the move. One day they would be quietly encamped on one of their favorite streams, the next travelling away in quest of buffalo or solely for the mere pleasure of going. Their customary camps were along the mountain streams, where the lodges were commonly placed in a circle, but at times, where the valley was narrow, they were close together, paralleling the wooded watercourse.
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