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Browsing items in: Images from the Edward Curtis Collection at the Arizona Capitol Museum

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    • A Hilltop Camp - Jicarilla, Portfolio 1, Plate 24

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Jicarilla Indians
    • "The typical habitation of the Jicarillas is a tipi, or lodge, called kozhan, patterned after that of the Plains tribes. Formerly they hunted the buffalo, making periodical excursions from their mountain home to the plains and bringing back...
    • A Hopi Girl, Portfolio 12, Plate 406

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Soft, regular features are characteristic of Hopi young women, and no small part of a mother's time is used to be devoted to dressing the hair of her unmarried daughters. The aboriginal style is rapidly being abandoned, and the native one-piece...
    • A Hopi Mother, Portfolio 12, Plate 403

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The Hopi are without doubt among the most interesting of our surviving American Indians, and one of the very few groups recently living in a state similar to that of a few hundred years ago. For the anthropologist the complexity of the ethnic...
    • A Hopi Woman, Portfolio 12, Plate 411

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • "From the time of the Conquistadores the Hopi have been commonly known as Moqui, an alien term of opprobrium originating probably in Zuni Amu-kwe. Apparently cognate terms are found in various Keresan dialects, as Laguna Motsa. The Hopi heartily...
    • A Snake Priest, Portfolio 12, Plate 418

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • The white markings, typifying the antelope, indicate that the subject is accoutred for the semi-final day of the Snake dance, when the public performance consists of the dance and the ceremonial race of the Antelope fraternity.
    • A Son of the Desert - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 32

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • In the early morning this boy, as if springing from the earth itself, came to the author's desert camp. Indeed, he seemed a part of the very desert. His eyes bespeak all of the curiosity, all of the wonder of his primitive mind striving to grasp...
    • A Tewa Girl, Portfolio 12, Plate 402

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • An excellent feminine type of these early immigrants from the Rio Grande. The arrangement of her hair suggests that she is unmarried.
    • A Walpi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 424

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “There are now eight Hopi pueblos, all of them on the tops of mesas. On East mesa are Walpi (‘gap place’) and Sichomovi (‘flower mound place’); on Middle mesa, Mishongnovi, Shipaulovi, and Shongopavi (‘rush spring place’); on West...
    • Alchise - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 5

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • Chief of the White Mountain Apache. A well-known character, having been a scout with General Crook. Colonel Cooley, who was chief of scouts under Crook, says a braver man than Alchise never lived. He was about twenty-two when Fort Apache, then Camp...
    • Alhkidokihi - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 39

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • One of the four elaborate dry-paintings or sand altars employed in the rites of the Mountain Chant, a Navaho medicine ceremony of nine days' duration.
    • An Apache Babe, Portfolio 1, Plate 17

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • A fortunate child picture, giving a good idea of the happy disposition of Indian children, and at the same time showing the baby carrier or holder.
    • Antelopes and Snakes at Oraibi, Portfolio 12, Plate 404

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • The Antelope fraternity, at the right, and the Snake fraternity facing them at the left, engage in singing prior to handling the reptiles in the Snake dance. At the extreme right is the kisi, a cottonwood booth in which sits the custodian of the...
    • Apache-Land, Portfolio 1, Plate 4

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • Apache horsewomen in a small valley of the White Mountain region. The horses are laden with the complete camp equipage, on top of which the women have taken their seats.
    • At the Shrine - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 30

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • Scattered about the Navaho reservation are many cairn shrines. The Navaho, when alone or in parties, on approaching one of these gathers a few twigs of piñon or cedar, places them on the shrine, scatters a pinch of sacred meal upon it, and makes...
    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “Since they first appeared in history in the sixteenth century, these Indians have occupied their present habitat in northeastern Arizona. Their neighbors on the north, west, and east were the predatory Navaho, alternately hostile and friendly,...
    • Buffalo dance at Hano, Portfolio 12, Plate 401

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • The Buffalo dance at the Upper Rio Grande pueblos was lately introduced among the Hopi, who attach no religious significance to it.
    • By the Canal - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 68

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Maricopa Indians
    • Earthen utensils of native manufacture are in general use among the Maricopa. Large jars are kept in the houses to be filled with a day's supply of water; smaller ones are used for conveying water, and as cooking utensils.
    • Cañon de Chelly - Navaho, Portfolio 1, Plate 28

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Navajo Indians
    • A wonderfully scenic spot is this in northeastern Arizona, in the heart of the Navaho country - one of their strongholds, in fact. Cañon de Chelly exhibits evidences of having been occupied by a considerable number of people in former times, as in...

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