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by Jacqueline Wernimont

"In a Piegan Lodge" has been widely written on because it is one of the most blatant examples of the kinds of manipulations that took place in the studio. The manipulations could also be seen as a kind of violence, in that they alter and undermine the truth claims of the photographic image.

In a Piegan Lodge

“In a Piegan Lodge”, 1911, volume 6, portfolio plate 188, photogravure, 46 x 31 cm., Special Collection, Honnold Library, Claremont.

from The North American Indian (1911)
Creator: Edward S. Curtis
Distributor: Claremont Colleges Honnold-Mudd Library
Posted by Jacqueline Wernimont
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