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Reference Material on Edward S. Curtis


Andrews, Ralph W. Curtis’ Western Indian. N.Y.: Bonanza Book, 1862.

Axtell, James. “Through a Glass Darkly, Colonial Attitudes Toward the Native Americans.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. CA: University of CA, L.A., 1974

Barthes, Roland. “Rhetoric of the Image.” HUM 820 reader.

Blackman, Margaret B. “Posing the American Indian.” Natural History, Oct, 1980

Boesen, Victor and Graybill, Florence Curtis. Edward S. Curtis, Photographer of the North American Indian.

Brown, Dee. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970

Brown, Joseph Epes, introduction and text. The North American Indians: A Selection of Photographs by Edward S. Curtis. An Aperture Book, New York, 1972.

Catlin, George. Letters And Notes On the Manners, Customs and Condition of The North American Indians. Volume 1. MN: Ross and Haines, Inc., 1965.

Coleman, AD and McLuhan, T.C. Portraits from North American Indian Life: Edward S. Curtis. A&W Visual Library, 1972.

Curtis, Edward S. In the Land of the War Canoes. (Documentary Film). Edited by Bill Holm, and George Irving Quimby, 1974.

Curtis, Edward S. Portraits from North American Indian Life. Introductions by Coleman, A.D., and McLuhan, TC U.S.: Outerbridge & Lazard, Inc., 1972.

Curtis, Edward S. The North American Indian. Volumes I, II, XII. Edited by Federic Webb Hodge. N.Y.: Thomas Y. Corwell, Co., 1976.

Davis, Barbara A. Edward S Curtis, The Life and Times of a Shadow Catcher. CA: Chronical Books, 1985.

Davis, David Brion. “Stress-Seeking And The Self-Made Man In American Literature: 1894-1914.” HUM 820 reader.

Encyclopedia Americana. Volume 19. CT: Groler Inc., 1986.

Ewing, Douglas C. “’The North American Indian’ In Forty Volumes.” Art in America, July-August, 1972

Fowlery, Don D., introduction and commentary. In A Sacred Manner We Live: Photographs of the North American Indians by Edward S. Curtis. Weathervane Books, New York, 1972

Gifford, Barry, editor. The Portable Curtis: Selected Writing of Edward S. Curtis. Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. Creative Arts Book Co., Berkeley, 1976.

Gossett, Thomas. Race, The History of an Idea in America. TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963.

Graybill, Florence Curtis: Boesen, Victor; and du Lac, Jean-Antony, photographer. Edward Sheriff Curtis, Visions of a Vanishing Race. N.Y.: Thoms Y. Crowel, Co., 1976

Hagan, William T. American Indians. Edited by Daniel J. Boorstin. Chicaco: The University of Chicaco Press, 1961.

Interview with Rudy, Kirk A., and Bratrud, James; viewing of original photographs and text. Edward S. Curtis Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

Jeffrey, Ian. Photography, A Concise History. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Lyman, Christopher M. The Vanishing Race and Other Illusions; Photographs of Edward S. Curtis. Washington D.C.; Smithsonian Institute Press

McLuhan, T.C. Shadowcatchers. (Documentary film).

McLuhan, T.C. Touch The Earth, A Self-Portrait of Indian Existence. N.Y.: Promontory Press, 1971.

Mull, Robert. Forever In Time. (Documentary Film), 1989

Nadal, Norman. “Curtis Recovered.”, Horizon, August., 1980

Quimby, George Irving and Holm, Bill. Edward S. Curtis in the Land of the War Canoes: A Pioneer Cinematogrpaher in the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

San Francisco City Library, San Francisco, CA; viewing of original texts of The North American Indian.

Sayre, Robert F. “Imaginary Indians.” The Nation, June 26, 1983

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. N.Y.: The Noonday Press, 1973.

Taft, Robert. Photography And The American Scene. A Social History. 1839-1189. N.Y.: Dover Publications, Inc., 1938.

Thompson, Laura. “Attitudes and Acculturation.” American Anthropologist, Vol. 50, No. 2, April-June, 1948.

Welling, William. Collectors Guide to 19th Century Photographs, N.Y.: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1976.

Welling, William. Photography In America, The Formative Years 1839-1900. N.Y.: Thomas Y Crowell Co., 1978.

Winston, Brian. “Before Flaherty, Before Grierson, Before the Documentary Film in 1914.” Sigh and Sound, Autumn, 1988.

Zoll, Stuart, editor. Edward S. Curtis: The Sioux and the Apsaroke. Harper Colophone Books, Harper & Row Publishers, New York.
Quimby, George Irving and Holm, Bill. Edward S. Curtis in the Land of the War Canoes: A Pioneer Cinematographer in the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle.