Native American Portraits

Native American Portraits

by Nancy Hathaway
     
 

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Over 100 photographs from the renowned Kurt Koegler collection of Native American portraits, taken between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, feature images of Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and other defeated but proud warriors. Photographers include William Henry Jackson, Camillius Fly, Alexander Gardner, and scores of others.

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Over 100 photographs from the renowned Kurt Koegler collection of Native American portraits, taken between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, feature images of Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and other defeated but proud warriors. Photographers include William Henry Jackson, Camillius Fly, Alexander Gardner, and scores of others.

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Library Journal
This volume of over 100 duotone photographs from the noted Kurt Koegler collection documents both the development of photography as an art and the history of a proud but defeated people. Early photographers like Alexander Gardner and William Henry dragged their equipment across mountains and deserts to photograph often hostile and suspicious subjects. With the closing of the frontier and the establishment of the reservations, the photographic style changed from a straightforward realism to the romantic image of the noble Indian. As Hathaway admits in her introductory essay, many of the pictures suffer from a lack of information about the Indians and the photographers, but the haunting images of warriors, medicine men, and families from many tribes make this a valuable addition to photography and Native American collections.-- Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''
Booknews
This annotated collection of about 100 incredible photographs by a score of pioneer photographers documents the intersection of photography in its infancy and Native American culture in precipitous decline. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877017578
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Hathaway is the author of The Unicorn, as well as many articles on photography, art, psychology, and other topics for a variety of magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, New Woman, American Way, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. She lives in Venice, California.

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