Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 685 A Comanche Mother border=
Title:
Plate 685 A Comanche Mother
Date:
1926
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
In this image, Curtis candidly captures a Comanche Mother stoically holding a child in a cradle. The pair are pictured outside and in typical garb.

"The Comanche arer the sole representatives of the Shoshonean stock in Oklahoma. Like most of the tribes in that state, they were not natives of it, but were placed there for riddance. However, they differed from most other tribes removed to Oklahoma in that they were not strangers to the region, for it had been part of their hunting and raiding grounds for many years. No North American tribe ranged over so broad a territory. The Comanche were without prejudice in their selection of victims" from Edward S. Curtis' "The North American Indian", Volume XIX
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