Edward S. Curtis was am American ethnologist and photographer of the American West and Native American people. The Edward S. Curtis Collection offers a unique glimpse into Native American culture, over 2,400 silver-gelatin photographic prints were acquired by the Library of Congress, 1,069 of which are now available to view online.

Below are a small collection from the Library Of Congress website, enjoy!

1) A Tluwulahu mask – Tsawatenok – c1914
Native American Portraits

2) An Acoma woman – Acoma – c1905
An Acoma woman – Acoma – c1905

3) Ben Long Ear – c1905
Ben Long Ear – c1905

4) Black Hair – c1905
Black Hair – c1905

5) Bull Chief – Apsaroke – c1908
Bull Chief – Apsaroke – c1908

6) Chief Joesph – Nez Percé – c1903
Chief Joesph – Nez Percé – c1903

7) Head Carry – c1900
Head Carry – c1900

8) Iron Breast – Piegan – c1900
Iron Breast – Piegan – c1900

9) Lies Sideway – Crow – c1908
Lies Sideway – Crow – c1908

10) Lucille – Dakota – c1907
Lucille – Dakota – c1907

11) Many Goat’s son – Navajo – c1904
Many Goat’s son – Navajo – c1904

12) Maskette – Nunivak – c1929
Maskette – Nunivak – c1929

13) Mosa – Mohave – c1903
Mosa – Mohave – c1903

14) Nez Percé Man – Nez Percé – c1910
Nez Percé Man – Nez Percé – c1910

15) One Blue Bead – Crow – c1908One Blue Bead – Crow – c1908

Native American Portraits From The Early 1900’s

16) Pah Toi – Taos – c1905
Pah Toi – Taos – c1905

17) Running Rabbit – c1900
Running Rabbit – c1900

18) Si Wa Wata Wa – Zuni – c1903
Si Wa Wata Wa – Zuni – c1903

19) Tah It Way – c1905
Tah It Way – c1905

20) Three Horses – c1905
Three Horses – c1905

21) Two Whistles – Apsaroke – c1908
Two Whistles – Apsaroke – c1908

22) Weasel Tail – Piegan – c1900
Weasel Tail – Piegan – c1900

23) We-Ton – c1900We-Ton – c1900

24) White Deerskin Dance Costume – Hupa – c1923
White deerskin dance costume – Hupa – c1923

25) White Shield – Arikara – c1908
White Shield – Arikara – c1908

26) Wisham Girl – c1910
Wisham girl – c1910

27) Wishham Bride – Tlakluit – c1910
Wishham Bride – Tlakluit – c1910

28) Wishham Young Woman – Tlakluit – c1910
Wishham young woman – Tlakluit – c1910

29) Yellow Kidney – Piegan – c1910
Yellow Kidney – Piegan – c1910

30) Young Hairy Wolf – Apsaroke – c1905
Young Hairy Wolf – Apsaroke – c1905