Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 136 In Black Canon border=
Title:
Plate 136 In Black Canon
Date:
1905
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward Curtis: The Apsaroke, although not exclusively mountain dwellers, were ever fond of the hills, preferring the forest shade and the clear mountain streams to the hot ill-watered, monotonous prairies. The picture illustrates the Apsaroke custom of wearing at the back of the head a band from which fall numerous strands of false hair ornamented at regular intervals with pellets of bright-colored gum. Black Cañon is in the northern portion of the Bighorn Mountains, Montana.

An interesting thing to note about this image is that one of the riders is carrying a coup stick. There are 3 riders in total and they are riding away from the viewer into a mountainous area.
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