Chief Garfield - Jicarilla

Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) John Andrew & Son

Object Details

  • ca. 1907
  • Medium:
  • Photogravure
  • Dimensions:
  • 15 11/16 X 11 3/4
  • Accession Number:
  • P2009.
  • Artwork Credits:
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with the assistance of an anonymous donor

Object Description

Educator Resources

Essential Questions

  • In portraiture, what is the relationship between artist and subject? Who makes decisions about how the subject is portrayed?
  • How do physical items like clothes, accessories, facial expression and pose convey a message to the viewer?
  • What artistic choices does the photographer make when creating an image?
  • What events in American history involving native peoples are happening at the time of this photograph?

Suggested Activities (any grade)

Have each student create a portrait of themself to hang in a museum 100 years from now. Ask students to consider the following. What would they wear? How would they pose? What would be the setting of their portrait? Students may sketch their portrait or create a photographic self-portrait. Be sure to have students add an identifying caption for future generations.

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