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The Resource Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated, Mick Gidley

Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated, Mick Gidley

Label
Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated
Title
Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated
Statement of responsibility
Mick Gidley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For almost four decades from the 1890s onwards, Edward S. Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans all over the West and his assistants collected masses of other data - myths, recordings of music and ceremonies, folk tales, language vocabularies, and histories. This material was published in The North American Indian (1907-30), in twenty volumes of illustrated text and twenty portfolios of photographs; the project was supported by Theodore Roosevelt and funded in part by J. Pierpont Morgan, and spawned exhibitions, postcards, magazine articles, lecture series, a "musicale," and the very first narrative documentary film. While not unique, the project was bigger, better funded, and more famous than any of its time, and its images still retain their influence today. Neither a eulogy to Curtis's achievement nor a debunking of it, this book is an honest study of the project as a collective whole: what it was, who was involved, and what it meant. Mick Gidley examines the historical documentation such as letters and field memoirs of Curtis and other participants in the project - including Native American assistants and informants - and synthesizes the ideological, governmental, aesthetic, economic, and anthropological forces in the project
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Gidley, M.
Dewey number
  • 770/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E77.5
LC item number
.G53 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
[119?]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curtis, Edward S
  • Indians of North America
Label
Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated, Mick Gidley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43186982
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521775731
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated, Mick Gidley
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43186982
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 330 pages
Isbn
9780521775731
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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