Edward S. Curtis

Year inducted: 2014
1868-1952

Edward S. Curtis was born near Whitewater and spent more than three decades photographing Native American life in the northwest and southwest United States.  He became the foremost photographer of America’s indigenous people. He photographed and documented the appearances, languages and customs of the quickly disappearing tribes. Had it not been for Curtis’ obsessive determination and sacrifice, much of what we know today about America’s indigenous peoples would have been lost.

Works by Edward S. Curtis