Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 263 Nez Perce Brave border=
Title:
Plate 263 Nez Perce Brave
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
A strong featured Nez Perce warrior poses in full headdress and adornments. He is holding a large white wing and is in profile. His hair flows long and outside of the perimeter of the picture. Taken by Edward S. Curtis for his 8th portfolio in The North American Indian in 1905. The piece is printed on Dutch Van Gelder paper and is available for sale in our Aspen Art Gallery.

"The Nez Perces were a loosely associated group of local bands, each possessing its own territory and own chief. It is true that they had a collective name for these bands, and that there were occasions when perhaps the greater part were in one camp, as at the camps meadows or during fall fishing in the Wallowa and the Salmon. Nevertheless there was in reality no tribal organization. The bands were kindred, spoke the same language, and associated for mutual defense; but they remained distinct." from "The North American Indian", Volume III, Edward S. Curtis
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