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Prayer to the Great Mystery: The Uncollected Writings and Photography of Edward S. Curtis [ABRIDGED] 
 
  
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Paperback 
288 pages 
St. Martin's Press 
Published 1997 
  
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Edward S. Curtis was obsessed with recording information about Native Americans: he believed their culture might simply disappear without a trace. More than 100 years ago, he took his first photographs of Native Americans, and for decades he traveled extensively, snapping pictures and taking copious notes on their ways of life. Prayer to the Great Mystery contains dozens of Curtis's photos that were discovered in the files of the Library of Congress, as well as many previously known prints, some of which are considered masterpieces of photographic art. The text, taken from Curtis's voluminous writings on Native Americans provides priceless accounts of how they lived on the Great Plains, in the Southwest, and in the Pacific Northwest.  
  
 
  
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Curtis traveled the West from 1906 to 1927, capturing America's Native people's on film before they "vanished." His photographs and accompanying commentaries became the 20-volume North American Indian, paired with 20 large folios of sepia-toned images. Today, these striking photographs are synonymous with a romanticized Indian past. For this small selection of Curtis's work, Kapoun, a dealer of Curtis's photographs, chose little-known images from the bound volumes, combining them with... read more --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
  
 
  

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