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  • Eskimos in Alaska


  • The photographs show Alaska natives engaged in activities and posed for portraits. 12330-Nunivak: Portraits of men, women, and children, most identified, wearing traditional clothing including furs, parkas, nose rings, labrets, and ceremonial masks; boys in a kayak; a drummer holding a drum made from a walrus stomach or bladder, used chiefly in winter ceremonies; a man carving ivory; a seal hunter in a kayak; fish drying racks; a large group of reindeer; kayaks and kayak frames; seal hunting equipment; line-stretching posts; a sled; dwellings and other structures in villages and camps; and still life images of baskets and dishes. 12330-Noatak: Portraits of men, women, and children, most unidentified, most wearing fur parkas; men, dogs, and supplies in a sailboat; men in kayaks; and log cabins and other dwellings. 12330-Kotzebue: Portraits of men wearing parkas, some identified; hunting and preparing beluga; picking berries; men in a sailboat; muskrat hunter in kayak; a umiak and umiak frame; and food containers (pokes). 12330-Cape Prince of Wales: Portraits of men wearing parkas, most identified; traditional homes and other structures; and men preparing for a whale hunt. 12330-King Island: Portraits of identified men wearing fur parkas; a man using a bow drill to drill ivory; and settlements of houses on stilts. 12330-Kobuk: Charlie Wood wearing fur parka and fur trousers; and dishes made from bark. 12330-Diomede: Portraits of men and a girl, some identified, traditionally dressed; men launching and rowing a boat; walrus hide drying on a rack; settlements of stone and wooden houses; whale rib drying racks; and walrus boats. 12330-Selawik: Portraits of traditionally dressed men, women, and children, some identified; boats; and sod houses. 12300-Hooper Bay: Portraits of men, women, and children, traditionally dressed, some identified; whale meat drying on racks; elevated food caches; a grave post; and settlements of log, sod, and canvas dwellings.


  • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952, photographer

Created / Published

  • c1929.


  • -  Indians of North America--Arctic regions--1920-1930
  • -  Eskimos--Clothing & dress--1920-1930
  • -  Eskimos--Subsistence activities--1920-1930
  • -  Eskimos--Structures--1920-1930
  • -  Eskimos--Transportation--1920-1930
  • -  Eskimos--Arts & crafts--1920-1930
  • -  Whaling--1920-1930


  • Portrait photographs--1920-1930.


  • Portrait photographs--1920-1930


  • -  LOT title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Copyright deposit; Edward S. Curtis; 1929.
  • -  All published in The North American Indian / by Edward S. Curtis. New York : Johnson Reprint Corp., [1970, c1907-30]. (E77.C98) (NAI and Suppl.)


  • 111 photographic prints : b&w ; 6 x 8 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 12330 (F) [P&P]


  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., 20540 USA

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00652923

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  • No copyright renewal.

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Curtis, Edward S, photographer. Eskimos in Alaska. Arctic Regions, ca. 1929. Photograph.

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Curtis, E. S., photographer. (ca. 1929) Eskimos in Alaska. Arctic Regions, ca. 1929. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Curtis, Edward S, photographer. Eskimos in Alaska. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.