Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Title:
Plate 013 The Scout-Apache
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
 
"No people could be better fitted than the Apache to conduct continuous predatory warefare. Every form of plant and animal life pays him tribute. An entirely naked Indian, without implements of any sort, would stop on a mountain slope and in a few minutes be sitting by a cheerful fire preparing a welcome meal. With a fragment of stone he would shape fire-sticks from the dead of a yucca. Sitting with the flattened piece held firmly by his feet, a pinch of sand at the point of contact between the two sticks, with a few deft whirls of the round stick over his improvised hearth the lone traveller would soon have a fire kindled."
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