Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952)

Edward Sheriff Curtis, self-portrait, probably 1890s. [Public domain]

Edward S. Curtis is most remembered  today for his vast, twenty-volume series of photographs, The North American Indian, published between 1907 and 1930.

But relatively early in his career, he also made a number of films of ethnographic interest, among the Navajo (1904) and the Hopi (1904 and 1906) of Arizona, and the Kwakwaka‘wakw (1914) of the Canadian Northwest Pacific coast.

Texts: Gidley 1982, Evans and Glass 2014, Henley 2020: 90-99.