Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 632 Assiniboin Mother and Child border=
Title:
Plate 632 Assiniboin Mother and Child
Date:
1927
Size:
Portfolio: 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
A mother and child sit in dappled shade among the birch trees. You can see the typical clothing worn by women of buckskin knee-length dresses and leggings. This young woman also has a decorative mantel that has layers of looped yarn fringe and woven tribal design.

The papoose has no backboard, but is still practical and similar in design used by many tribes, laced to keep the child feeling secure.
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