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PLATE 401 BUFFALO DANCE AT HANO 1904 Copper Plate

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PLATE 401 BUFFALO DANCE AT HANO 1904 Copper Plate
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EDWARD S. CURTIS. Plate 401 Buffalo Dance at Hano, 1904. 11.4x15.7" image on 13.5x17" copper plate. Plate date 1922. From Portfolio 12, Hopi, of The North American Indian. Engraved on plate recto: Plate 401/Buffalo Dance at Hano/From Copyright Photograph 1921 by E.S. Curtis/Photogravure Suffolk Eng Co Boston.

Curtis wrote about this: "The Buffalo dance of the Upper Rio Grande pueblos was lately introduced among the Hopi, who attach no religious significance to it."

Curtis writes about the Tewa (Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande) who fled to Hopi: "In 1680 the Pueblo Indians, Hopi and other tribes expelled the Spanish, who returned in 1892 with a violent re-conquest. During this period groups of Pueblo Indians from the Rio Grande area established a village on one of the Hopi Mesas to escape the inevitable punish the Spanish would mete out in their re-conquest. This village, Hano, retained its ceremonies such as The Buffalo Dance."

This print is from 1901 when Curtis made his second trip to Hopi. It shows a much more straightforward documentary style, typical of his post-World War I work. By 1904 Curtis had refined his ideas about the ethno-historical picture story he wanted to tell that would accompany the more straightforward ethnographic and historical text; that is, he wanted to picture the Indians as they would have been "Before the White Man Came." See Lots 5135 and 5137 for other editing examples.

This image is one of the legendary edited photographs of Curtis. In the production of the copper plate and photogravure he spotted out the bowler hat of the dancer on the far right replacing it with a headband.
Condition
Excellent. Minor tarnish, scratches, tarnish, ink residue, and abrasions.
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PLATE 401 BUFFALO DANCE AT HANO 1904 Copper Plate

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5096: PLATE 401 BUFFALO DANCE AT HANO 1904 Copper Plate

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Lot 5096 Details

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EDWARD S. CURTIS. Plate 401 Buffalo Dance at Hano, 1904. 11.4x15.7" image on 13.5x17" copper plate. Plate date 1922. From Portfolio 12, Hopi, of The North American Indian. Engraved on plate recto: Plate 401/Buffalo Dance at Hano/From Copyright Photograph 1921 by E.S. Curtis/Photogravure Suffolk Eng Co Boston.

Curtis wrote about this: "The Buffalo dance of the Upper Rio Grande pueblos was lately introduced among the Hopi, who attach no religious significance to it."

Curtis writes about the Tewa (Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande) who fled to Hopi: "In 1680 the Pueblo Indians, Hopi and other tribes expelled the Spanish, who returned in 1892 with a violent re-conquest. During this period groups of Pueblo Indians from the Rio Grande area established a village on one of the Hopi Mesas to escape the inevitable punish the Spanish would mete out in their re-conquest. This village, Hano, retained its ceremonies such as The Buffalo Dance."

This print is from 1901 when Curtis made his second trip to Hopi. It shows a much more straightforward documentary style, typical of his post-World War I work. By 1904 Curtis had refined his ideas about the ethno-historical picture story he wanted to tell that would accompany the more straightforward ethnographic and historical text; that is, he wanted to picture the Indians as they would have been "Before the White Man Came." See Lots 5135 and 5137 for other editing examples.

This image is one of the legendary edited photographs of Curtis. In the production of the copper plate and photogravure he spotted out the bowler hat of the dancer on the far right replacing it with a headband.
Condition
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Excellent. Minor tarnish, scratches, tarnish, ink residue, and abrasions.

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