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    EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS (American, 1868-1952)
    The North American Indian, Volume 6: The Cheyenne. The Arapaho, 1905-1911
    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

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

    A Favorite Cheyenne Costume

    12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
    Titled lower left: A Favorite Cheyenne Costume
    Detail from book

    Mother and Child (Arapaho)

    12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm)
    Titled lower left: Mother and Child (Arapaho)
    Detail from book

    Book includes text and the following images:
    Two Medicine River (Piegan)
    A Prairie Camp (Piegan)
    A Buffalo-Fall (Piegan)
    Piegan War-Bonnet and Coup-Stick
    The Grizzly-Bear (Piegan)
    Camp in the Foothills (Piegan)
    Overlooking the Camp (Piegan)
    A Grave-House (Piegan)
    A Piegan Home
    In the Lodge (Piegan)
    Goldenrod Meadows (Piegan)
    The Crier (Piegan)
    The Pledger (Piegan)
    Return with Willows (Piegan)
    Substitute Sacred Head-Dress (Piegan)
    Piegan Dancers
    The Whistler (Piegan)
    The Sun Lodge (Piegan)
    Day-Dreams (Piegan)
    Camp by a Prairie Lake (Piegan)
    Piegan Girls
    A Child's Lodge (Piegan)
    Buffalo-Stones (Piegan)
    Medicine-Bags (Piegan)
    Running Owl (Piegan)
    Cheyenne Woman
    Wood-Gatherers (Cheyenne)
    Cheyenne Matron
    Cheyenne Man
    Cheyenne Female Profile
    Cheyenne Female Type
    Warrior Society Encircling Camp (Cheyenne)
    Cutting the Center Pole (Cheyenne)
    Return with Boughs (Cheyenne)
    Departure from Preparation Lodge (Cheyenne)
    Lame Deer Monuments (Cheyenne)
    Offering pipe to the Earth (Cheyenne)
    Offering pipe to the Skull (Cheyenne)
    Priests Passing Before the Pipe (Cheyenne)
    Painting the Poles (Cheyenne)
    Before the Final Journey
    Crazy Dancers (Cheyenne)
    Animal Dance (Cheyenne)
    Sweat-Lodge Frame (Cheyenne)
    Devotees en Route (Cheyenne)
    Building the Sun Lodge (Cheyenne)
    The Altar (Cheyenne)
    Sun Dance in Progress (Cheyenne)
    Gray Dawn (Cheyenne)
    Dancing (Cheyenne)
    Arapaho Youth
    Arapaho Camp
    Eagle Chief (Arapaho)
    Arapaho Water Girl
    Stone Grave (Cheyenne)
    On Little Powder River - Arapaho


    Portfolio includes text and the following images:
    At the Water's Edge - Piegan
    Middle Calf - Piegan
    Two Bear Woman - Piegan
    Cheyenne Girl
    Morning Eagle - Piegan
    At the Ford - Cheyenne
    Yellow Kidney - Piegan
    Camp in the Cottonwoods - Cheyenne
    Bringing the Sweat-Lodge Willows - Piegan
    Old Person - Piegan
    Piegan
    Sun Dance Encampment - Piegan
    Painted Lodges - Piegan
    Grizzly-Bear Brave - Piegan
    Tearing Lodge - Piegan
    White Calf - Piegan




    Condition Report*: Incomplete, but in 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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