Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Indian Camp


Good Morning to you all! This morning we feature a picture of Indians on horseback in camp. This picture was taken in 1907 by Edward Curtis. The picture looks almost too good to be true . . . as if it was staged by a Hollywood Director. However, in the early 1900's, there were still Indians living in more or less traditional ways.

OK, I am off to San Antonio. EAM is getting her RN soon, so I am taking her shopping for a graduation gift. She wants a very nice ladies sports watch, and the nearest Breitling dealer is in San Antonio. She is graduating at the top of her class, so perhaps I will splurge (just this one time).

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations to EAM.

    Graham in St. John's, Newfoundland

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  2. Congratulations to EAM and to the parents who brought her up to do well.

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  3. Congratulations to Elizabeth!!!! Where is she going to practice?

    You do know that the Indians did not wear their headdresses unless it was something important, and I see a lot of headdresses in that photo.

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  4. I love waking up in the mornings to your blog..i also live and in San Antonio, so i had to write and congradulate and wish you a fantastic voyage to teh Alamo City!

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  5. Congratulations to your daughter! I also have one graduating this year with honors. On to graduate school!

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  6. Congrats to EAM! How exciting! MY daughter in Ca is graduating in May from nursing will be headed down.

    Love the pictures of the Indian headdresses that they are wearing. It does look to be right out of a Hollywood movie.
    Blessings

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  7. Good Morning. congrats to your Daughter. there special. the photo is Curtus at his best. staged.. the flag is draped around the center Horses neck, The Tipi is canvas, yes Hollywood to say the least. i am not being negative,, just stating facts. at least he did leave a lot of GREAT photos of that time frame. thanks for having them on here. apprct.. your blog. nanc

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  8. Brava, EAM!

    Yes, he did stage a lot of photos but I get the impression he was trying to capture so much of that time and way of life yet he had to also put his efforts towards satisfying the viewing public as well.

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  9. While Curtis did stage a lot of his photographs, without him and his life's work we would have very little documented of the tribes that were fast disappearing around the turn of the century (1900). Curtis literally worked at this until he went broke as an older man. It broke up his marriage even. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to him for his perserverance in documenting the American Tribes - 20 volumes if I remember correctly. Congrats to EAM on the RN.

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  10. Kudos to Elizabeth and well done! How proud you two must be!

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  11. I agree. The photo seems too good to be true. You'd think the grass around the teepee would have been tamped down from foot traffic.

    Regarding sport watches. My wife bought me a vintage Breitling Navitimer years ago. It runs great. If Breitling doesn't work out for your gift needs look into Omega, Tag Heuer, or Sinn.

    Congratulations!

    John

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  12. Congratulations, PopsJM and EAM :)

    A lot of hard work getting to this point!

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  13. Congratulations to EAM on her graduation! Congratulations to her parents also for all their hardwork!

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  14. Congratulations! :)

    Very well taken photograph as well. Strikes my interest to see more shots by the same photographer.

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