THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
Edward Curtis’ masterpiece, The North American Indian, may be the most ambitious and expensive photo-ethnographic project ever undertaken. Between 1900 and 1930, Curtis lived with over eighty tribal groups throughout the American West. In today’s dollars it was a $35,000,000 project. His magnum opus, The North American Indian, is so rare and sought after that original Sets can now command up to $3,000,000 each. It is truly a landmark in the history of photography, ethnography, and fine book making.
At close to 1% of the cost of an original, a beautiful, artisanal re-creation of this iconic publication is finally available. Mr. Curtis, because of the singular combination of qualities with which he has been blest, has been able to do what no other man ever has done; ... What no other man could do.