This photograph shows a Sioux War Party. The image was taken by Edward Curtis. Curtis was an adventurer and avid photographer. In the late 1800's he realized that the traditional culture of these indiginious people was quickly dissappering. He received financial support from J. P. Morgan to travel the plains and photograph this amazing people group. The outcome was a collection of several thousand stunning photographs of this vanishing way of life. The entire collection of Curtis's work can be seen at our Curtis Indian Archive.