top of page


Pictogram on Volume 14 of The Native American Indian by Edward Curtis

The Curtis Legacy Foundation is the centralized reference source for scholars, researchers, authors, and others who are interesting in finding out more about Edward S. Curtis. We collect and publish historical documents, scholarly articles, Curtis family stories, and other materials that are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere.

Here's a guide to the resources we're currently providing on our website.

Curtis Bibliography.JPG

Curtis Bibliography


We have the most detailed bibliography of writings and other media by and about Edward Curtis and The North American Indian.


Films and Videos

Here are some of the recent videos about Edward S. Curtis that are now available online.

Stone Houses article writen by Edward Curtis

Other Writings by Curtis


Before and during his work on The North American Indian, Edward Curtis wrote more than a dozen articles about photography and about some of the Native Peoples he visited.


The Curtis Census


Learn about our efforts to identify and locate every set of the Curtis masterpiece, The North American Indian.

1912 Cover.jpg



To promote The North American Indian to potential high-end clients, Curtis published elegant prospectuses for publication.
We have seven different versions in PDF form.


Other Research Archives


For anyone interested in doing original research on Curtis or The North American Indian, here are the primary archives of materials produced by Curtis during the course of his work.


Research Documents


Historical documents and recent research about Curtis and his work by contemporary scholars, historians, and authors.

Select "Research" as the designated fund in our donation form.
Your donation for this project will go to the Curtis Legacy Foundation.

bottom of page