Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - A Hill Camp - Spokan border=
A Hill Camp - Spokan
Volume, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
Vintage Photogravure
This Spokan camp is tucked into the trees and placed on a hilltop. There are about five tipis, making it a fairly small camp. The tribe likely places the camp here to stay protected. This photogravure was taken in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis and is on display at our Aspen Art Gallery.

"Only once did the Spokan engage in hostilities with the United States. After the conclusion of the Stevens treaties with the Yakima, Nez Perce, and others in 1855 the Spokan regarded with apprehension the nearer approach of the multiplying white man; for Governor Stevens informed them that he would make a treaty with them also. His plan was thwarted by the uprising of the dissatisfied Yakima, Wallawalla, and Cayuse, as well as numerous coast tribes, and no treaty was ever made with the Spokan." - Edward S Curtis
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