Selling the North American Indian:
The Work of Edward Curtis

Created by Valerie Daniels, June 2002

Resources

Edward Curtis Web Sites | Primary Sources | Secondary Sources

Edward Curtis Web Sites
Primary Sources

Curtis, Edward. The North American Indian. 20 vols. New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1976. Rpt. of The North American Indian. 20 vols. Edward Curtis, 1907-30.

---. In the Land of the Head-Hunters. New York: Tamarack Press, 1975. Rpt. of In the Land of the Head-Hunters. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Company, 1915.

---. In the Land of the War Canoes. Milestone Film and Video, 1992. Rpt. of In the Land of the Head-Hunters. 1914.

---. Indian Days of the Long Ago. New York: Tamarack Press, 1975. Rpt. of Indian Days of the Long Ago. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY: World Book Company, 1914.

---. "Indians of the Stone Houses." Scribner's Magazine 45:2 (1909): 161-75.

---. The Master Prints. Arena Editions.

---. The North American Indian [promotional brochure].

---. Prayer to the Great Mystery: The Uncollected Writings and Photography of Edward S. Curtis. Ed. Gerald Hausman. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

---. "The Rush to the Klondike Over the Mountain Pass." The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine 55:5 (1898): 692-7.

---. "Vanishing Indian Types: The Tribes of the Southwest." Scribner's Magazine 39:5 (1906): 513-29.

---. "Vanishing Indian Types: The Tribes of the Northwest Plains." Scribner's Magazine 39:6 (1906): 657-71.

---. "Village Tribes of the Desert Land." Scribner's Magazine 45:3 (1909): 274-87.

Farwell, Arthur. "A Letter to American Composers." The Wa-Wan Press, vol 1. Ed. Vera Brodsky. Lawrence, NY: Arno Press, 1971. Rpt. of "A Letter to American Composers." The Wa-Wan Press, vol 1. 1903.

---. "Indian Music of the Genuine Sort." Musical America 25 November 1911.

Gilbert, Henry. "By the Arrow," "In the Kutenal Country," "On the Jocko," "Signal Fire to the Mountain," "The Night Scout." Prod. Frederick Schumaker. Perf. Dario Muller. The American Indianists. 2 vols. HNH International Ltd., 1994.

"HEAD-HUNTERS: Mr. Curtis's Account of an Alaskan Tribe." New York Times 28 March 1915.

"INDIANS IN MOVIE DRAMA: "In the Land of the Head Hunters" Vividly Shown at Casino." New York Times 8 December 1914.

"Lives 22 Years with Indians to Get Their Secrets." New York Times 16 April 1911.

"Mr. Edward S. Curtis's Picture-Opera." Bulletin of the Archaeological Institute of America June 1912.

Ryan, Marah Ellis. Indian Love Letters. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1907.

W.D.G. "Amusements: The Music Saved the Show." Richmond Times-Dispatch 1 February 1912.

Secondary Sources

Davis, Barbara A. Edward S. Curtis: the Life and Times of a Shadow Catcher. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1985.

Gidley, Mick. Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Incorporated. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

---. "The Vanishing Race in Sight and Sound: Edward S. Curtis's Musicale of North American Indian Life. Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 12 (1987): 59-87.

Lyman, Christopher M. The Vanishing Race and Other Illusions: Photographs of Indians by Edward S. Curtis. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982.

Makepeace, Anne. Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians. Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc., 2000.

---. Edward S. Curtis: Coming to Light. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2001.

Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines, 1885-1904. vol. 4. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957.

Seefeldt, Douglas. "'A Vanishing Race': An Indian Picture Opera (1911-12). By Edward S. Curtis, with Music by Henry F. Gilbert." Multi-media lecture, MDST 354: Media and the Mythic West, Media Studies Program, University of Virginia, Spring 2002.

The Shadow Catcher: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian. Dir. T.C. McLuhan. Mystic Fire Video, Inc., 1993.

Tebbel, John and Mary Ellen Zuckerman. The Magazine in America, 1741-1990. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.


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