Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 249 Kutenai Duck Hunter border=
Title:
Plate 249 Kutenai Duck Hunter
Date:
1910
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
The Kutenai Duck Hunter is one of Edward Curtis’ most iconic images, right alongside with Canon de Chelly or Bear’s Belly. The photo depicts a lone hunter, looking for ducks according o Edward Curtis “In the gray dawn of a foggy morning the hunter crouches in his canoe among the rushes, waiting for the water-fowl to come within range” from his North American Indian. The image is printed on Deluxe Japanese Tissue and is available for sale in our Aspen Art Gallery.

"Inhabiting a mountainous country dotted with lakes and traversed by long winding rivers, the Kutenai very naturally became expert boatmen. The commoner form of craft was made of pine-bark or spruce-bark laid over a framework of split-fur. It was sharp at bow and stern, of a form still seen among the Kalispel." from Edward S. Curtis' "The North American Indian", Volume VII
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