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Through Native Lenses: American Indian Vernacular Photographies and Performances of Memories, 1890-1940 - eScholarship

@inproceedings{Strathman2013ThroughNL,
  title={Through Native Lenses: American Indian Vernacular Photographies and Performances of Memories, 1890-1940 - eScholarship},
  author={Nicole Strathman},
  year={2013}
}
At the turn of the twentieth century, photographers like Edward Curtis were creating romanticized images of Americans Indians. Far from merely serving as camera fodder, however, Native Americans during this period were independently producing their own photographic records. This dissertation offers a critical overview of how Native North Americans appropriated photography and integrated it into their ways of life in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, both as… 
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