The Women
Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis: The Women is the first-ever collection of Curtis’s stunning, evocative, and hugely popular portraits of Native American women. Curtis’s indelible portraits, made at the dawn of the twentieth century, have become among the most avidly collected, published, and sought-after emblems of early encounters with American Indian life. But not until now has there been a book on Curtis’s portraits of women. This book, the follow-up to Edward S. Curtis: The Great Warriors, collects 100 of his most compelling photographs of Native American women. They are drawn from the collection of Christopher Cardozo and feature iconic Curtis pictures as well as several little-known gems and never-before-published images. Beautifully produced, the volumes in this Edward S. Curtis series are a fitting testament to the profound beauty, meaning, and complexity of Indian life, and to Edward S. Curtis, a man who had the wisdom, passion, and strength to devote thirty years to capturing the nobility and pride of the native peoples of North America.