Thursday, March 17, 2011

Taos Indian


Today we feature another Edward Curtis photograph. This one was taken in 1905, and shows a Taos Indian Man. I have always really liked this photograph.

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures. Love 'em.

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  2. There is a quiet dignity in this photo. It makes you wonder if they realize how endangered their way of life was?

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  3. Such a beautiful picture. He looks sorrowful.

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  4. Edward Curtis was a fantastic photographer.

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  5. Forgive my ignorance, is there significance to the draped cover on his head/torso? It's not the image I'm used to seeing with American Indians.

    John

    Then again, I've never seen a senior citizen joyriding on a tractor.

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  6. Reminds me of my Gr.Gr. Grandmother. I remember her when I was very very young. She was beautiful to me. When she passed, I was given her cradleboard for my hopechest, as well as her carved spoon (A shawnee tradition). I still have the spoon...

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  7. i suspect mr. curtis suggested putting the white scarf on the indian for artful contrast. great shot. indians are always intriguing subjects for us, as we look back into history,

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  8. He's from Taos Pueblo.We wear our blankets all the time for lot's of reasons...

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