Beginning in the 1890s, Edward C. Curtis took more than 40,000 photographs of eighty Native American tribal groups, many of which were published ... Show synopsis Beginning in the 1890s, Edward C. Curtis took more than 40,000 photographs of eighty Native American tribal groups, many of which were published between 1907 and 1930 in his twenty-volume masterwork, The North American Indian. This unique series of miniature books showcases Curtis's most striking photographs -- including a number of rare images that have never before been published. Great Plains captures Curtis's most indelible images of the Piegan, Sioux, Apsaroke, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Ogalala, and other Plains peoples -- including warriors on horseback, teepee villages, and other iconic portraits and tableaux. Hidden Faces focuses on the strange and wondrous ceremonial masks and costumes used by certain tribal groups -- especially the Navaho peoples of the Southwest and the Kwakiutl of British Columbia. Each volume features fifty rich sepia plates reproduced in state-of-the-art quadratone, plus Curtis's own ethnographic notes on his subjects -- making these affordable minibooks a must for Curtis fans and anyone who loves the American West.