The exhibit, “Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian” features 60 photographs “that celebrate the native peoples of North America, and their history and culture,” is sponsored by the US Embassy and is traveling throughout Asia. In the Philippines, the exhibited will be traveling through Manila, Davao and Baguio.
“The exhibit illustrates the broad and extraordinary diversity among the indigenous peoples of North America,” a US Embassy press release said. It “celebrates the culture and society of indigenous populations, and include educational information about key figures, events, and customs in various North American Indian societies in the early 1900s.”
Curtis lived at the turn of the 20th century “and took more than 45,000 pictures of Native Americans between 1900 and 1930 – the most comprehensive photo-ethnographic record of the North American Indians ever created.”
“The U.S. Department of State arranged for the traveling exhibit through the partnership of Christopher Cardozo of the Cardozo Fine Arts Museum of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 60 prints in the exhibit were chosen from Cardozo’s personal collection of more than 4,000 vintage Curtis prints, and are representative of the diverse cultural and geographic regions in which Curtis photographed,” the Embassy said. (MindaNews)