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Ask Morgana 068: Native American

Edward S Curtis was a photographer of the late 19c and early 20c. He is best known for his portraits of Native American people, from a time when their cultures were being lost almost faster than he could take pictures. 151 more words

Writing

In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)

AKA “In the Land of the War Canoes”

This film about the Kwakwaka’wakw people of British Columbia is, according to Wikipedia, the oldest surviving film made in Canada. 236 more words

Reviews

THE HANGMAN, A PAINTING BREAK, EDWARD S. CURTIS, MORE SNOW, THEN A WARM UP,

THE HANGMAN is coming along nicely, but I needed a break so I started another painting.  Working on a painting gives my story time to cook in my mind.   178 more words

Author's Blog

100th Anniversary screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters

The Cinematheque and Vancity Theatre join together to celebrate the centenary of a cinema landmark. In the Land of the Head Hunters was the first feature film made in B.C. 178 more words

Moving Images

Magic Box Sketchbooks II

More research drawings from a current project that looks at the ways in which Native Americans were documented in photography in the early 1900’s. I’m becoming more and more interested in the assimilation of the Native Americans to the ‘white man’s’ way of life – the ways in which their culture, behaviour, traditions and language gradually changed, often by force, to resemble the culture of their white conquerers. 70 more words

Gaaskidi

Hokey Smokes!

This one is a little scary.

Another photo from Edward S. Curtis documenting Native American life. This time a Navajo man wearing the mask of Ganaskidi. 95 more words

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