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Images from the Edward Curtis Collection at the Arizona Capitol Museum
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    • Women of the Desert - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 27

    • Women of the Desert - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 27
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • The Navaho women are, for the greater part, the owners of the flocks and invariably, with the children, the herders. They are so thoroughly at home on their scrubby ponies that they seem a part of them and probably excel all other Indians as...
    • Walpi, Portfolio 12, Plate 410

    • Walpi, Portfolio 12, Plate 410
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Picturesque Walpi, perched on the point of a rocky island in a sea of sand, is an irregular, rambling community-house, built without design, added to in haphazard fashion as need arose; yet it constitutes a perfectly satisfying artistic whole.
    • Walpi Architecture, Portfolio 12, Plate 421

    • Walpi Architecture, Portfolio 12, Plate 421
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • The house-walls are about eighteen inches thick, and consist of fragments of sandstone, shaped by fracture but undressed, and bound together with mud plaster. The upper levels of the terraced buildings are reached by ladders and by stone steps.
    • Vash Gon - Jicarilla, Portfolio 1, Plate 20

    • Vash Gon - Jicarilla, Portfolio 1, Plate 20
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Jicarilla Indians
    • “The Jicarillas, or, as they are commonly called, ‘Jicarilla Apaches,’ occupy a reservation of nearly four hundred and fifty square miles of mountainous country in northern New Mexico. Linguistically the Jicarillas are of the same stock as...
    • Tonovige - Havasupai, Portfolio 2, Plate 74

    • Tonovige - Havasupai, Portfolio 2, Plate 74
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Havasupai Indians
    • This portrait was made in winter while a party of Havasupai were encamped in the high country above their cañon home. As a snowstorm was raging at the time, the woman's hair became dotted with flakes, as the picture reveals.
    • The Yuma, Portfolio 2, Plate 62

    • The Yuma, Portfolio 2, Plate 62
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Yuma Indians
    • “Yuma mythology points to the vicinity opposite Fort Mohave, on the California side of the Colorado river, as having been the place of origin of the various Yuman tribes now found along the river from the Grand Canon to the Gulf. The tribe...
    • The Water Carriers, Portfolio 12, Plate 435

    • The Water Carriers, Portfolio 12, Plate 435
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The reservation of 3863 square miles lies in the eastern watershed of the Little Colorado, but at no point does it extend to the river. In fact there is no perennial stream within its borders. The country is typical of the semi-arid...
    • The Vanishing Race - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 1

    • The Vanishing Race - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 1
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • The thought which this picture is meant to convey is that the Indians as a race, already shorn in their tribal strength and stripped of their primitive dress, are passing into the darkness of an unknown future. Feeling that the picture expresses so...
    • The Potter, Portfolio 12, Plate 426

    • The Potter, Portfolio 12, Plate 426
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Every visitor at East mesa knows Nampeyo, the potter of Hano, whose creations excel those of any rival. Stranger wander into her house, welcome though unbidden, but Nampeyo only works and smiles. In the plate her paint-stone occupies the central...
    • The Piki Maker, Portfolio 12, Plate 432

    • The Piki Maker, Portfolio 12, Plate 432
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Piki is cornbread baked in colored sheets of paper-like thinness. The batter is spread on the baking stone with the bare hand, and the quickly baked sheet is folded and laid on the basket at the baker's left.
    • The Morning Bath - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 14

    • The Morning Bath - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 14
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • The Apache, old and young alike, are particularly fond of bathing, and make the most of every opportunity to have a swim. They call it "a swim" regardless of how shallow the water may be, just so long as they can wash their bodies.
    • The Lost Trail - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 19

    • The Lost Trail - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 19
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • "The Indian and his history present innumerable problems to the student. Facts seemingly contradict facts, well-founded theories contradict other theories as well founded. Linguistically the Apache belong to the great Athapascan family, which,...
    • The Hopi Maiden, Portfolio 12, Plate 412

    • The Hopi Maiden, Portfolio 12, Plate 412
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • "Although the Hopi are composed of elements that must have spoken several diverse tongues, their speech is readily recognized as a dialect of the Shoshonean language, which in various forms was spoken in a large part of the Great Basin between the...
    • The Burden Bearer - Pima, Portfolio 2, Plate 43

    • The Burden Bearer - Pima, Portfolio 2, Plate 43
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Pima Indians
    • This illustration shows the typical burden basket of the several Piman tribes of southern Arizona, called kiho in the Piman language. Their mythology relates that once the kiho was an animate being, but owing to disobedience of divine laws when the...

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