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    • Sigesh - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 6

    • Sigesh - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 6
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Apache Indians
    • This illustrates the girls' method of tying the hair previous to marriage. The ornament fastened to the hair in the back is made of leather, broad and round at the ends and narrow in the middle.
    • A Walpi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 424

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Alchise - Apache, Portfolio 1, Plate 5

    • 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...
    • At the Trysting Place, Portfolio 12, Plate 416

    • 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,...
    • A Snake Priest, Portfolio 12, Plate 418

    • 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.
    • Papago Girl, Portfolio 2, Plate 48

    • Papago Girl, Portfolio 2, Plate 48
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tohono O’odham Indians
    • A particularly fine-looking Papago girl of as nearly pure blood as can be found in the region. The northern Piman tribes have been in direct contact with Spanish people for more than two centuries. Much of the early foreign blood, however, has...
    • Mishongnovi, Portfolio 12, Plate 425

    • Mishongnovi, Portfolio 12, Plate 425
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • A comprehensive view of this interesting Middle Mesa pueblo. On an eminence in the middle background is Shipaulovi, and at the right, several miles distant, is Shongopavi, on another tongue of the mesa.
    • Gathering Hanamh - Papago, Portfolio 2, Plate 49

    • Gathering Hanamh - Papago, Portfolio 2, Plate 49
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tohono O’odham Indians
    • Hanamh is the Piman name for the cholla cactus and its fruit. The natives gather the fruit of this spiny plant in large quantities, and it forms a food of material importance to the several tribes living within its habitat. In gathering it they use...
    • Carlos Rios - Papago Chief, Portfolio 2, Plate 50

    • Carlos Rios - Papago Chief, Portfolio 2, Plate 50
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tohono O’odham Indians
    • “The Papago are a strong branch of the Piman family living in the narrow valleys of south-central Arizona as far north as Tucson, and the broad desert stretches of northern Sonora. They were among the first of the Indians of this section to come...
    • Hopi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 420

    • Hopi Man, Portfolio 12, Plate 420
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • In this physiognomy we read the dominant traits of Hopi character. The eyes speak of wariness, if not downright distrust. The mouth shows great possibilities of unyielding stubbornness. Yet somewhere in this face lurks an expression of masked...
    • Snake Dancer in Costume, Portfolio 12, Plate 430

    • Snake Dancer in Costume, Portfolio 12, Plate 430
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “The first white men in the Province of Tusayan, as the Spaniards called the Hopi country, were Captain Pedro de Tovar, Fray Juan de Padilla, and a small company of horseman and foot-soldiers, who in 1540 were sent to explore the region by...
    • 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.
    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434

    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Depositing a Prayer-Stick, Portfolio 12, Plate 433

    • Depositing a Prayer-Stick, Portfolio 12, Plate 433
    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • Round, painted sticks with feathers attached by cotton cords are deposited in various places, particularly in springs and at shrines, in supplication to the spirits associated with the locality.

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