Stand in the Light: Native Voices Illuminated by Edward S. Curtis


In a perfect partnership, the songs, prayers, and philosophies of eight western American Indian tribes are paired with photographs taken by the incomparable Edward S. Curtis. This carefully curated collection is an inspirational and educational journey of respect for their cultures, ideals, and images. The beautiful historical pictures included in this book are by the photogravure artist Edward Sheriff Curtis. Between 1900 and 1927, Curtis visited eighty tribes across North America, taking more than 40,000 photographs, recording songs and stories, and interviewing tribal leaders. The accompanying beautiful words are the prayers, songs, and wisdom of the peoples included in this book. American Indians lived in harmony with their environment and gave homage to the Great Spirit. From father to son, mother to daughter, and grandparents to grandchildren, ancient stories and lessons are handed down through generations.

  • Published by Rio Nuevo Publishers in 2019
  • Written by Thomas F. Voight
  • Photography by Edward Curtis
  • Audience: adult
  • Trim size: 7 1/2" x 6 1/4"
  • Page count: 192 pages
  • Binding style: hardcover
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-940322-34-6
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