Selling the North American Indian:
The Work of Edward Curtis

Created by Valerie Daniels, June 2002

EDWARD S. CURTIS
Special to The New York Times
     LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19--Edward S. Curtis, internationally known authority on the history of the North American Indian, died today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bess Magnuson. His age was 84.
     Mr. Curtis devoted his life to compiling Indian history. His research was done under the patronage of the late financier, J. Pierpont Morgan. The foreward [sic] for the monumental set of Curtis books was written by President Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Curtis was also widely known as a photographer.

Edward Curtis's Obituary
The New York Times, October 20, 1952

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