In the Land of the Head-hunters (Signed). Edward Curtis, heriff.
In the Land of the Head-hunters (Signed)

In the Land of the Head-hunters (Signed)

Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1915. Black and white photographs by Curtis. Hardcover. Octavo. xii, 113 pages. Good, with discreet library stamps and label on rear free endpaper, catalogue number on spine. Bound in tan paper over boards with brown cloth spine. Upper board printed in light and dark brown. Some pages a bit roughly opened, paperclip impression at top edge of first few leaves. Moderate rubs and wear to extremities.

Curtis produced this book as an outline of a motion picture about the Native Americans who inhabited northern British Columbia. In response to surprise that head-hunting existed among North American Indians, Curtis points out that every early explorer of the North Coast mentioned the custom.

This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Curtis on a preliminary blank leaf: "To my dear friend / Edward Marshall / Edward S. Curtis." Marshall had interviewed Curtis for a 1912 article, "The Vanishing Red Man: Inhumanity of the White Man toward the North American Indian," in The Hampton Magazine.


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