Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)View Artist Biography
Hide Scraping - Apsaroke
Volume, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
Edward S. Curtis describes life in an Apsaroke camp as full of activity and noises. Women would be all over the camp stretching the drying hides, and filling great drying racks with long thin strips of rich, red buffalo meat. Inside of the tipis would be others tanning skins and women would be gambling with plum dice. In other lodges men would be shouting and singing and gambling. This picture displays a woman outside scraping a hide next to her tipi. This Edward Curtis photograph was taken in 1908 and printed on Dutch Van Gelder paper. The image is available for sale in our Aspen Art Gallery.