By contrasting photographs of southwestern Indians taken at the turn of the 20th century with Keegan’s contemporary color pictures of the same peoples, this book offers striking views of the evolution and continuity of Indian culture, telling a moving story of timeless values.
Early photographers thought that they were documenting a dying race and culture. Keegan demonstrates the vitality of Native American culture and shows how the same customs and ceremonies are being continued. Juxtaposed on facing pages, Keegan’s color images reflect the ancient traditions portrayed in black-and-white photographs by Edward Curtis, Charles Lummis, and 10 other frontier photographers.
Informative text on each photograph is included, as well as biographical material on frontier photographers Edward S. Curtis, John K. Hillers, Charles Lummis, George Pepper, J.R. Willis, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, Ben Wittick, Wesley Bradfield, T. Harmon Parkhurst, Jesse L. Nusbaum, Wyatt Davis, Adam Clark Roman, Burton Frasher, & Odd Halseth.