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    EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (American, 1868-1952)
    The North American Indian, Volume 4: The Apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa., 1905-1908
    Photogravure
    Book: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm) each
    Portfolio: 22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm) each

    This lot is an incomplete, unbound, and uncovered book with portfolio. It contains forty-seven of seventy-four book images in pristine condition with corresponding text and twenty-one of thirty-six portfolio images with corresponding text.

    Coups Well - Known - Apsaroke

    22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
    Titled lower left: Coups Well - Known - Apsaroke
    Detail from portfolio

    Ready for the Charge - Apsaroke

    22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
    Titled lower left: Ready for the Charge - Apsaroke
    Detail from portfolio

    Book includes text and the following images:
    Hide Stretching (Apsaroke)
    Hide Scraping (Apsaroke)
    Packhorse (Apsaroke)
    Hunts to Die (Apsaroke)
    An Apsaroke Lodge
    Apsaroke Woman
    Playmates (Apsaroke)
    Scaffold Burial (Apsaroke)
    In the Canon (Apsaroke)
    Apsaroke Youths
    A Baby Apsaroke
    Sisters (Apsaroke)
    Medical Tripod (Apsaroke)
    Sweat-lodge (Apsaroke)
    Medicine Lodge (Apsaroke)
    Tobacco Ceremonial (Apsaroke)
    Tobacco Ceremony (Apsaroke)
    Apsaroke Maiden
    The Sun Dancer (Apsaroke)
    The Sun Dance votary (Apsaroke)
    On Top (Apsaroke)
    The Scout (Apsaroke)
    Old Dog (Apsaroke)
    Big Ox (Apsaroke)
    The Lookout (Apsaroke)
    Hairy Moccasins (Apsaroke)
    Goes Ahead (Apsaroke)
    Moving (Apsaroke)
    Winter Hunters (Apsaroke)
    A Winter Day (Apsaroke)
    The Chief had a Beautiful Daughter
    Two Leggings Lodge (Apsaroke)
    Site of Abandoned Hidatsa Village
    Sitting Owl (Hidatsa)
    Lean Wolf (Hidatsa)
    Hidatsa Man
    Hidatsa Bull-Boat
    Hidatsa Woman
    Incense over a Medicine Bundle (Hidatsa)
    Long-Time Dog (Hidatsa)
    He Perceived an Earthen Vessel
    Rabbit-Head (Hidatsa)
    Holds the Eagle (Hidatsa)
    Home of the Water-Monster
    Bull Tongue (Apsaroke)
    Young Hairy Wolf (Apsaroke)
    Good Bear (Hidatsa)


    Portfolio includes text and the following images:
    Autumn - Apsaroke
    Passing the Cliff - Apsaroke
    Bull Chief - Apsaroke
    Bread - Apsaroke
    Wet - Apsaroke
    White Man Runs Him - Apsaroke
    Wolf Lies Down - Apsaroke
    Swallow Bird - Apsaroke
    Hoop on the Forehead - Apsaroke
    Fish Shows - Apsaroke
    Two Leggings - Apsaroke
    Successful Raid for the Horses - Apsaroke
    Scout in Winter - Apsaroke
    Apsaroke War Group
    Apsaroke Medicine Tipi
    Spirit of the Past - Apsaroke
    Watching for the Signal - Apsaroke
    Apsaroke War-Chief


    Condition Report*: Incomplete, pristine condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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