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Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and Beauty
Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and Beauty
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Shadow Catcher: How Edward S. Curtis Documented American Indian Dignity and Beauty

At the turn of the 20th century, photographer Edward S. Curtis devoted his life to learning all he could about American Indians and sharing it with world. He took his first photo of an American Indian in 1895, and for the next 30 years he traveled the West and north to Alaska to chronicle traditional native culture. The result was a magnificent—and controversial—20-volume project, The North American Indian. While some scholars and American Indians found fault with the work Curtis published, many others greatly appreciated it. His grand endeavor was nearly forgotten when he died in 1952, but Curtis' rediscovered photographs are now recognized as treasures that will live forever.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-4998-5
6-Pack ISBN978-0-7565-5066-0
GRLY
Lexile Level1040L
ATOS Level7
GenreInformational
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
SubjectNative Americans, U.S. History, American Culture
Page Count64
Copyright2015
SeriesCaptured History
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Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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