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Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images

is one of the most significant and controversial representations of American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to influence the image of Indians in popular culture. In over 2000 photos and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of 80 Indian tribes. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

Two Strike, chief of the Brul├ęs, was born 1821. At the age of 12 he accompanied his first war party. He fought in 22 battles and was never wounded. He never fasted to see a vision. He wore a bear's ear "to frighten the enemy."
Two Strike (The North American Indian; v.03) by Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952. Description by Edward S. Curtis: A biographical sketch of this Brule chief appears in Volume II, page 190.

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