Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians (VHS) (DVD)

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Amon Carter Online Projects

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Tells the dramatic story of the life of pioneer photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), who set out in 1900 to document traditional Native American life. He created an enormous body of work-10,000 recordings, 40,000 photographs, and a full-length ethnographic motion picture. The film also gives Native Americans a voice in the discussion of Curtis' images.

TRC audience: 
High School (9-12)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1900-1945)
Art of the West
Artist Biography
Multicultural Topics
TRC format: