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Indian Lives: A Photographic Record from the Civil War to Wounded Knee

Indian Lives: A Photographic Record from the Civil War to Wounded Knee

by Ulrich W. Hiesinger, Joseph Medicine Crow (Foreword by)

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Library Journal
America's fascination with its Native peoples was immediately reflected in the new profession of photography in the mid-19th-century. Hiesinger (Impressionism in America, LJ 8/91) engagingly discusses early interactions between photographers and their Native subjects. He uses their photographs to illustrate several historic events and personal vignettes, such as "Minnesota Uprising, 1862," "Warriors," and "Pawnee Village," and provides sympathetic, informative accounts in each area. Illustrations are almost entirely from the Plains, with a single segment from the Southwest. Though well reproduced, most of the pictures are familiar. While appropriate for general readers, this work is overshadowed by Alfred L. Bush and Lee Clark Mitchell's The Photograph and the American Indian (LJ 1/95).-Mary B. Davis, Huntington Free Lib., New York
School Library Journal
YA-Hiesinger provides a visual chronicle of the changing lifestyles of Native Americans during the period cited in the title. It is compelling in its ability to make readers feel what the Native peoples were experiencing at that time. The frontier photographers, or ``shadow catchers,'' as they were called by the Indians, pictorially documented such experiences as dance, camp scenes, ceremonials, and other cultural events. This book is for serious students of photography, and is a must for anyone interested in Indian culture. It's an irreplaceable record of that history.-Julia Hoffmann, R.E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA

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Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
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