Native Americans are a resilient people who, despite their suffering, retained a unique perspective on life and the natural world. Their story is sadly tragic but ultimately inspiring. Songs of the Earth is a collection of Native American poems, songs, and quotations that represents the wisdom and understanding of an exceptional people. With strikingly beautiful photographs by Edward S. Curtis, Songs of the Earth portrays the Native American mind, body, and soul by way of images and words, preserving their wisdom and giving individual faces to history.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||11.04(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) moved to Seattle in 1891. Convinced he was witnessing an irreversible loss of Native American culture, he began a series of journeys across the West to photograph members of various tribes. Between 1896 and 1930, Curtis visited and photographed every major Native American tribe--80 in all--west of the Mississippi.