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5000 Native American Indian Photos Ephemera Images For Sale

5000 Native American Indian Photos Ephemera Images

What masterpiece can you create with over 5000 incredible vintage Native American jpg image files?

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Get this incredible 2 CD set entitled: The American Indians Historical CollectionA breathtaking treasury of over 5000+ detailed photographs of native American Indians taken between 1907 and 1930 by the renowned historian Edward S. Curtis.

Also includes 44 chants, songs and books and 7 absorbing historic films that provide a never-before insight into the lives of native American Indians.


The Edward S. Curtis photographic collection is one of the most significant records of Native culture ever compiled. With an astounding wealth of photographic images taken between 1907 and 1930 - featuring over 80 native tribes and presented in a 20 volume set organized by tribe and cultural areas. the Glory Years of the American Indian - this collection took over 30 years to complete. These photos and early films cover many aspects of life and work, including housing, clothing, transportation, education, traditional and ceremonial dress, rites and ceremonies, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, dances, games, food preparation, scenery, employment, and tons more! This collection was originally sold by a limited-edition subscription in 1924 for $4,200. The lavishly illustrated volumes were printed on the finest paper and bound in expensive leather, making the price prohibitive for all but the most avid collectors and libraries. The pictures average in size from 100KB - 200KB each You may read more about the collection below.

Biography and Background of the Edward S. Curtis.
Edward S. Curtis is one of the most well-recognized and celebrated photographers of Native people. Born near White Water, Wisconsin, on February 16, 1868, he became interested in the emerging art of photography when he was quite young, building his first camera when he was still an adolescent. In Seattle, where his family moved in 1887, he acquired part interest in a portrait photography studio and soon became sole owner of the successful business, renaming it Edward S. Curtis Photographer and Photoengraver.
In the mid 1890s, Curtis began photographing local Puget Sound Native Americans digging for clams and mussels on the tide flats. One of his earliest models was Princess Angeline, the aged daughter of Sealth, the Suquamish chief after whom Seattle was named. Later, as an official photographer of the 1899 Harriman Expedition, Curtis documented the geological features of the Alaskan wilderness as well as its indigenous population. This was a pivotal experience for Curtis and greatly increased his interest in Native cultures. He visited tribal communities in Montana and Arizona and began in earnest to photograph many other Native Americans in the West, spending more time in the field and less time in his studio.The North American Indian Project

In the early years of the 20th century, Curtis embarked on a thirty-year mission which he described as an effort "to form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their...customs and traditions." He predicted that indigenous communities would inevitably be absorbed into white society, losing their unique cultural identities. He wanted to create a scholarly and artistic work that would document the ceremonies, beliefs, customs, daily life, and leaders of these groups before they "vanished." The North American Indian project would be a set of 20 volumes of ethnographic text illustrated with high quality photo engravings taken from his glass plate negatives. Each of these volumes would be accompanied by a portfolio of large size photogravures, elegantly bound in leather and printed on the highest quality paper. To fund the enormous project, Curtis would sell subscriptions to five hundred sets of the publication.
Working alone or with various assistants, soliciting donations and support from diverse sources including President Theodore Roosevelt and the railroad tycoon John Pierpont Morgan, and also accumulating a heavy personal debt, Curtis visited more than eighty tribes across the country, and north into Alaska and parts of Canada. Eventually, he took more than 40,000 photographs; made over 10,000 recordings of Native speech and music; produced lectures, slide shows, and a multi-media Curtis Indian Picture Opera throughout the U.S.; and in 1914 directed In the Land of the Headhunters, an inventive, seminal film documentary on the Kwakiutl tribe.Volume one of The North American Indian appeared in 1907. In 1930 the last two volumes were finally published, completing nearly thirty years of work. Only 272 complete sets had been printed. By this time, the modest popularity of Curtis's work had diminished and the North American Indian Corporation--the business enterprise overseeing Curtis's ethnographic ventures--soon liquidated its assets. When he died in 1952, his lifework with Native Americans had all but faded into obscurity. Curtis's photographic work is now recognized as one of the most significant records of Native culture ever produced.
Outline of contents by volume of the images in this from Volume 1 of The North American Indian:The Apache. The Jicarillas. The from Volume 2 of The North American Indian:The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai from Volume 3 of The North American Indian:The Teton Sioux. The Yanktonai. The Assiniboin from Volume 4 of The North American Indian:The Apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa. In The Great Plains, North Dakota and Montana. from Volume 5 of The North American Indian:The Mandan. The Arikara. The Atsina. In The Great Plains, North Dakota and Montana. from Volume 6 of The North American Indian:The Piegan. The Cheyenne. The Arapaho. In Montana, Alberta, Wyoming, The Great Plains and Illustrations from Volume 7 of The North American Indian:The Yakima. The Klickitat (Klikitat). Salishan tribes of the interior. The Kutenai. The Salish. The Kalispel. The Spokane. In Washington State, Montana, Idaho, The Plateau Region and Alberta. from Volume 8 of The North American Indian:The Nez Perce. Wallawalla (Walla Walla). Umatilla. Cayuse. The Chinookan tribes. The Tlakluit. In Oregon, Idaho, Washington State and The Plateau Region. from Volume 9 of The North American Indian:Salishan (Salish) tribes of the coast. The Chimakum (Chemakum). The Quilliute (Quileute). The Willapa. The Quinault. The Skokomish. The Cowichan. The Puget Sound Salish. In The Pacific Northwest, Washington State and British Columbia. from Volume 10 of The North American Indian:The Kwakiutl. The Koskimo. In The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. from Volume 11 of The North American Indian:The Nootka. The Haida. The Makah. The Clayoquot. The Hesquiat. In The Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Washington State and from Volume 12 of The North American Indian:The Hopi. The Tewa. In The New Southwest and Arizona. from Volume 13 of The North American Indian:The Hupa. The Yurok. The Karok. The Wiyot. The Tolowa. The Tututni. The Shasta. The Achomawi. The Klamath. In California, The Pacific Northwest and Oregon. from Volume 14 of The North American Indian:The Kato. The Wailaki. The Yuki. The Pomo. The Wintun. The Maidu. The Miwok. The Yokuts. The Chukchansi. In California. from Volume 15 of The North American Indian:The Southern California Shoshoneans. The Diegue os. The Plateau Shoshoneans. The Washo. The Mono. The Chemehuevi. The Cahuilla. The Northern Paiute. The Cupe o. In The Great Basin, California and Nevada. from Volume 16 of The North American Indian:The Tiwa. The Tigua. The Keres (Kerasan). The Isleta. The Laguna. The Jemez. The Taos. The Cochiti. The Acoma. In The New Southwest and New Illustrations from Volume 17 of The North American Indian:The Tewa. The Zu i. In The New Southwest and New Mexico. from Volume 18 of The North American Indian:The Chipewyan. The Western woods Cree. The Sarsi. The Siksika. The Kainah. The Assiniboine. The Piegan. In The Great Plains and Alberta. from Volume 19 of The North American Indian:The Indians of Oklahoma. The Wichita. The southern Cheyenne. The Oto. The Comanche. The Peyote cult. The Ponca. In Oklahoma, Texas, The Great Plains, Kansas and Nebraska. from Volume 20 of The North American Indian:The Alaskan Eskimo. The Nunivak. The Eskimo of Hooper Bay. The Eskimo of King Island. The Eskimo of Little Diomede Island. The Eskimo of Cape Prince of Wales. The Kotzebue Eskimo. The Noatak. The Kobuk. The Selawik The Ukivok.
Also included in this 2 CD set...
Omaha Indian Music44 Songs and Chants of Traditional Omaha Music in .mp3 format Including...Bice'waan SongDeath SongFuneral SongHe'dewachi CallHe'dewachi Dance SongHe'dewachi Prayer SongHethu'shka Society SongHon'hewachi SongMi'kachi SongNa'gthewaan SongRally SongRitual of the MaizeSong of Approach from the Wa'wanSong of LoverWau'waan SongWewa'chi Song

Books and Texts on Native American Life and CultureIndian BoyhoodIndian Heroes and Great ChieftainsIndian Why StoriesMazelli, and Other PoemsMyths and Legends of CaliforniaMyths and Legends of the SiouxOld Indian DaysOld Indian LegendsLast of the MohicansThe Soul of the IndianThe Song of HiawathaThe Red Man's Continent - A Chronicle of Aboriginal AmericaFilms on Native American Indian Life and Culture
Navajo Canyon Country
This vintage film displays the life and culture of Dine's people in the 1950's, and shows Navajo people in their native country and gives a brief description of their way of life today.Producer: Daggett (Avalon) Productions
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Runtime: 11:39
Pueblo Heritage
Traces the history of the Pueblo peoples from the Mesa Verde to the present pueblos -- with emphasis on Taos, Acoma, and Zuni. Concludes with scenes of the Indian Ceremonials in Gallup, New Mexico. Editor: Ann Busch. Production Assistant: Sandy Goodman. Narrator: George Williams. Technical Consultant: Raymond C. Shaw. Photographed by Toge Fujihira. Writer and Director: Alan Shilin. Made with the cooperation of the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Park Service. Sponsor: Lorillard (P.) Company
Producer: Shilin (Alan) Productions
Runtime: 19:14And 5 more great early films!
Hopi Indians Dance for Teddy Roosevelt at Walpi, AZ (August 1913)Runtime: 3:51Indian Day School (February 24, 1988)Runtime: 0:28Sioux Ghost Dance (September 24, 1894)Runtime: 0:24Sham Battle at the Pan-American Exposition Part 1 (November 1901)Runtime: 1:09Sham Battle at the Pan-American Exposition Part 2 (November 1901)Runtime: 3:59Add it to your collection today!Runs on Windows and MAC computers

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