Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 283 Kashhila - Wishham border=
Title:
Plate 283 Kashhila - Wishham
Date:
1909
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
A young Wishham boy looks directly at the viewer in this stunning photogravure. With his hair fully done up and with two braid on either side, he already looks like a warrior.

“This sturdy young fellow has little of the appearance of the Chinookan. In feature and in costume he recalls the Plains Indian.” - Edward Curtis

"Polygamy was practically universal among the upper classes, a man of wealth having as many as eight wives. All lived in one house, the impartiality of the husband preventing discord, and the women were nominally equal, although a wife from a family of very high rank were naturally treated with deference and given more prominence in the presence of visitors." - Edward S Curtis
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