EDWARD S. CURTIS, IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS, 1st 1915 RARE NATIVE AMERICAN
EDWARD S. CURTIS — IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD-HUNTERS, INDIAN LIFE AND INDIAN LORE — 1st Edition/1st Printing, 1915 — VERY SCARCE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR
Publisher: World Book Company, New York (1915)
In exceedingly well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with minimal shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean. The book was a silent movie tie-in to the first film ever to star exclusively Native American Indians capturing tribal life and customs of the Kwakwaka’wakw Indians, located in the Pacific Northwest. The film allowed the Kwakwaka’wakw Indian to practice their dance and rituals which had been outlawed by the Canadian Government at the time, resulting in a very scarce filming of these now lost Kwakwaka’wakw rituals and customs. The book was produced to coincide with the film release and has snapshots of these rituals along with other photographs taken by Curtis, some of which remain very scarce if not lost. A beautiful and fascinating photographic record of Native American history.