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Native American Photographs: 2200 Images

Native American Photographs: 2200 Images

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Over 2,200 striking vintage images from "The North American Indian" by Edward S. Curtis, representing over sixty tribes.  Printable for crafts cardmaking scrapbooks altered art jewelry, fascinating to browse. 
Beautiful sepia portraits of men, women, and children.  In addition, the collection also includes images depicting traditional activities, rituals and ritual attire (including masks), examples of antique material culture (baskets, pottery, boats, clothing and footwear, traditional shelter including pueblos and tipis), and scenes of the environment of the American West (desert, canyons, Plains, lakes, marshes, etc.)
Our original compilation is organized in twenty "albums" identified by the tribe names used by Curtis.  Cultures represented (primarily Western North America) include:

Apache, Jicarilla, Navaho; Pima, Papago, Mohave, Yuma, & related; Sioux (Ogalala, Brule, Yanktonai); Apsaroke; Mandan, Arikara, Atsina; Piegan; Kutenai, Yakima, Spokan, Klickitat; Nez Perce, Umatilla, Wishham; Quinault, Cowichan, Skokomish, & related; Tenaktak, Kwakiutl, Tsawatenok, & related; Nootka, Hesquiat, Clayoquot; Hopi; Hupa, Yurok, Karok, Klamath, & related; Wailaki, Pomo, Miwok, Maidu, Yokuts, & related; Cupeno, Cahuilla, Diegueno, Washo, & related; Taos, Jemez, Cochiti, Acoma, Sia, Laguna; Tewa, Zuni; Blackfoot, Chipewyan, Cree, Assiniboin; Wichita, Washita, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Blood, Comanche, & related; Nunivak, Noatak, Selawik, Kotzebue, Kobuk.

Great gift for anyone interested in American history and the American West.  Excellent resource for artists and home crafters.  Create cards, collage, mixed media, assemblage, decoupage, gift tags and hang tags, labels, primitives, jewelry, fabric arts, and endless other creative projects.  The only limit is your imagination. 

About This Collection of Photographs:

The work entitled "The North American Indian" by Edward S. Curtis was issued in twenty volumes in a limited edition from 1907 to 1930, with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.  In these volumes Curtis sought to document the traditional dress, life, customs, and manners of the peoples he visited.  This famous and often controversial publication, with its more than 2,000 photogravure plates, is one of the most important and influential representations of traditional Native American culture ever produced. 

Curtis's compelling photographs portray eighty tribes, representing traditional Native American cultures of the Great Plains, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.  These striking images, many quite well-known, have been influential in shaping popular views of "Indians."  They have been criticized by some -- because Curtis was not an ethnographer, because many of his photos are posed or lack context, and because the work contributed to the mythologizing of Native Americans as a "vanishing race."  But they continue to be admired for both their historical interest and their artistic merit.  This collection of photographs is a classic in anthropology as well as in the history of documentary photography.

Using These Images

DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file. 

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use.  Whatever will work in your printer!


Images are JPG.  Typical size is 1024 x 810 pixels on longest side.  This will be approximately 3.5 inches when printed at 300 dpi, or 7 inches at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small).  Samples may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel  free to email us and we'll be glad to help.


Dos and Don'ts 

Copyright  2005, 2010, Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license. 

You may print unlimited copies of images or collage sheets for your own non-commercial personal or educational use, and alter them for your own non-commercial use as well.  Please note that this permission is for you, the purchaser, only (images may not be forwarded to others).

You are welcome to sell your one-of-a-kind altered art and handmade items that incorporate these images (if your work is sold or displayed online or published in a magazine, blog, etc., include credit to  

Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details). 

Use in commercial graphic design, professional advertising or marketing, or media production, creation of design resources for sale, or sale of craft supplies, unaltered prints, or items in large numbers, requires permission and/or additional commercial use license.  

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel free to email us and we'll be glad to help.

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