Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Piksohkomi (
Piksohkomi ("Calling - Bird") - Piegan
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Vintage Photogravure
Piksohkomi (“Calling Bird”) appears in Edward S. Curtis’ eighteenth volume. From the Piegan tribe, this man is depicted wearing a beautiful deerskin shirt adorned with patterns (likely made by porcupine quills and beads) and weasel tails. A garment of this nature would be worn by most of the Plains Indian tribes. He is holding what appear to be religious items, with feathers. The arts and crafts of the Piegan Indians generally revolved around the production of clothing, shelters, and implements of war.

Edward S. Curtis took this photograph in 1926.
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