Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 219 Little Wolf - Cheyenne border=
Title:
Plate 219 Little Wolf - Cheyenne
Date:
1905
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
This photograph was taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1905 for portfolio VI of his North American Indian project. Edward Curtis was about 5 years in to what would become a 30 year undertaking in documenting the Native American Indians. Pictured here is an elderly man named Little wolf. He is pictured in profile in traditional Cheyenne dress. Cheyenne men would generally wear hip leggings of deerskin or buffalo and deerskin shirts. The tribe was located around Minnesota and North Dakota, they were nomadic and migrated from the upper Mississippi river area in Minnesota to the Cheyenne River in North Dakota.

This Edward S. Curtis photograph was printed on Japon Vellum and is available for sale in our Aspen art Gallery.
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