Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 261 Watching for the Signal - Nez Perce border=
Plate 261 Watching for the Signal - Nez Perce
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
This image is a rare nocturne taken by Edward Curtis. The photogravure depicts two men on horseback. The picture is taken from below and makes the men look almost God-like in presence.

"The Nez Perces were primarily a fish eating people living in established villages, but they also depended largely on the many varieties of roots which were so abundant in their inter-montane region. It is likely that they went to buffalo country little, if at all, previous to their acquisition of horses, and even after that event but a small part of the tribe engaged in these hunting expeditions." - Edward Curtis
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