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These 30 Rare Vintage Photos Document The Everyday Life of American Indians From the 1900s

1900s | December 12, 2015

In 1906, American photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to document the life of North American Indians.

So Curtis set out to photograph the North American Indians’ way of life at a time when they were being forced out of their lands and stripped off of their rights.

What Curtis captured was a romantic version of the culture - a stark contrast to the popular view of Native Americans as savages.

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Photos: by Edward S. Curtis, Curtis (Edward S.) Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., via Plog

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