Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 264 Lawyer - Nez Perce, 1905 border=
Plate 264 Lawyer - Nez Perce, 1905
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
The original of this portrait is a member of the family of that Lawyer who played a prominent part in the Nez Perce affairs in the years following the treaty of 1855. - Edward Curtis Caption

"The Nez Perce began his preparations for spiritual obtainment almost in infancy. The child, either boy or girl, when less than ten years of age was told by the father or the mother that it was time to have 'tiwatitmas' - spiritual power... What a picture of Indian character this affords: a mere infant starting out alone into the fastness of the mountain wilds, to commune with the spirits of the infinite, a tiny child sitting through the night on a lonely mountain, reaching out its infant's hands to God." - Edward S. Curtis
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