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Rediscovering the Shadow Catcher – Edward S. Curtis

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Rediscovering the Shadow Catcher – Edward S. Curtis

Most people have not heard of Edward Curtis, which is a shame. This man, who lived from 1868 – 1952, made it his life’s mission to capture as much of the various Native American cultures as he could. He did this through photography, writing, sound recordings and early film. This was his obsession and it carried great personal and financial cost.  In 1895, Curtis owner of a Seattle portrait studio, took his first portrait of a Native American—Princess Angeline, the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle of the Duwamish tribe. Then in 1898, Curtis had a chance meeting that set him...

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