Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 095 In the Land of the Sioux, 1905 border=
Plate 095 In the Land of the Sioux, 1905
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
This Edward S. Curtis photograph depicts 3 Sioux Indians on horseback. They appear to be looking off to the right and are shown in typical Sioux landscape which could be anywhere in North or South Dakota or Montana. The land is characterized by broad rolling prairie and low hills. The figures are reflected in a buffalo-wallow a feature often seen in Sioux landscape. A buffalo wallow is a natural depression in the land that collects rainwater and runoff. In the time of the Sioux buffalo-wallows would serve as watering holes for wildlife, including the American bison.

The three pictured here by Edward S. Curtis in the Badlands were Red Hawk, Crazy Thunder and Holy Skin all Ogalala Indians. This image was taken around 1905 and was printed on Dutch Van Gelder. The photogravure is currently for sale in our Edward S Curtis Gallery located in Aspen, Colorado.
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