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    EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (American, 1868-1952)
    The North American Indian, Volume 5: The Arikara. The Atsina, 1905
    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

    Theses are incomplete, unbound, and uncovered books with portfolios. This lot contains fifty of seventy-six book images in pristine condition with corresponding text and twenty-eight of thirty-six portfolio images with corresponding text.

    Sitting Bear - Arikara

    22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
    Titled lower left: Sitting Bear - Arikara
    Detail from portfolio

    Crow Ghost (Arikara)

    12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
    Titled lower left: Crow Ghost (Arikara)
    Detail from book

    Book Includes text and the following images:
    On the Banks of the Missouri
    Mandan Earthen Lodge
    The Bather (Mandan)
    Buffalo-Berry Gatherers (Mandan)
    Scattered Corn Woman (Mandan)
    Record of Custodians of a Turtle-Drum (Mandan)
    The Sacred Turtles (Mandan)
    The turtles, with Feather Adornment (Mandan)
    Packs Wolf As Numak-Mahana (Mandan)
    Buffalo Dancer (Mandan)
    Ground Plan of Arikara Medicine-Lodge
    Arikara Medicine-Lodge
    The Altar (Arikara)
    Contents of Arikara Tribal Medicine Bundle
    Arikara Corn Ceremony : Bearing Out the Osiers
    Medicine Bundles (Arikara)
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony : Bear, Buffalo, and Night Men
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony : The Buffalo
    Bringing in the Cedar (Arikara)
    Blessing the Children (Arikara)
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony : Night Men Dancing
    The Bear Emerges (Arikara)
    The Brush-Gatherers (Arikara)
    The Buffalo-Medicine (Arikara)
    The Bear-Medicine (Arikara)
    Prayer to the Cedar (Arikara)
    Atsina Scalp Dance
    Making a Travois (Atsina)
    A Gathering War-Party (Atsina)
    Parfleches (Atsina)
    Atsina Fly Dance
    Atsina Fly Dance : "Robes Outstretched"
    Atsina crazy Dance : A Dancer Kisses the Grandfather
    Singing in the Crazy Dance (Atsina)
    Incense (Atsina)
    Travaux (Atsina)
    The Halt (Atsina)
    Atsina Burial
    Rattles of Arikara Bear Medicine-Men
    Dancing into the Medicine-Lodge (Arikara)
    Keeper of a Medicine Bundle (Arikara)
    Arikara Woman
    Atsina Burial-Ground
    Singing to the Cedar (Arikara)
    Three White Cows (Atsina)
    Cuts Tether (Atsina)
    Running Fisher (Atsina)
    White and Yellow Cow (Atsina)

    Portfolio includes text and the following images:
    Land of the Atsina
    Atsina Chiefs
    Atsina Camp
    War-Party's Farewell
    Four Horns - Arikara
    Bear's Teeth - Arikara
    Head-Dress - Atsina
    White Shield - Arikara
    No Bear - Atsina
    Otter Robe - Atsina
    Eagle Child - Atsina
    Horse Capture - Atsina
    Arikara Medicine Fraternity - The Prayer
    Rush Gatherer - Arikara
    Arikara medicine ceremony - Dance of the Black-Tail Deer
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony - Dance of the Fraternity
    Arikara Medicine Fraternity
    On the War-Path - Atsina
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony - The Bears
    Arikara Medicine Ceremony - The Ducks
    Arikara Chief
    Yellow Owl - Mandan
    Assiniboin Boy - Atsina
    Awaiting the Scouts' Return - Atsina
    Scout's Report
    Scout - Atsina

    More information about EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS, also known as Curtis, Edward Sheriff, Curtis, Edward, Curtis, Edward S., Edward S. Curtis, Edward Sheriff Curtis.

    Condition Report*: Incomplete, but in pristine condition.
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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    24th-25th Saturday-Sunday
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