Edward S. Curtis    - Tobadzischini, a Navajo war god known as 'child of the water', c. 1904

Edward S. Curtis - Tobadzischini, a Navajo war god known as 'child of the water', c. 1904

Edward S Curtis - after the closure of the frontier, Curtis documented the native American people recognising that a way of life had been forever lost

Edward S Curtis - after the closure of the frontier, Curtis documented the native American people recognising that a way of life had been forever lost

Shot in the Hand, 1909, by Edward S. Curtis. Famous warrior in the Apsaroke tribe in the Great Plains.

Shot in the Hand, 1909, by Edward S. Curtis. Famous warrior in the Apsaroke tribe in the Great Plains.

Native American photographs Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress Group of men of the Navajo tribe in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in 1904.

In 1906, Photographer Took Chillingly Beautiful Photos Of Native American Tribes

Native American photographs Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress Group of men of the Navajo tribe in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in 1904.

Indian Child named "Child of the Desert".  It was taken in 1904 by Edward S. Curtis.

Indian Child named "Child of the Desert". It was taken in 1904 by Edward S. Curtis.

This photograph was taken in 1905, and shows a young Native American child. The photograph was taken by Edward Curtis.

This photograph was taken in 1905, and shows a young Native American child. The photograph was taken by Edward Curtis.

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