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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 We collect and publish historical documents, scholarly articles, Curtis family stories, and other materials that are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere.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 is a guide to the resources we are currently providing on our website.

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

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.

Historical documents and recent research about Curtis and his work by contemporary scholars, historians, and authors.

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.

Links to some of the many online resources available to learn more about Edward Curtis and The North American Indian, plus links to dozens of Native-led news and nonprofit websites.

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.

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

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

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Your donation for this project will go to the Curtis Legacy Foundation.