Whitewater’s Curtis captured vanishing cultures in landmark project
"…The North American Indian, which was essentially (Curtis’) life’s work, is in my opinion and the opinion of others, probably the most significant achievement in American publishing history," Reid says, with no hint of doubt.
"(After) 25-30 years, depending on when you want to nail down his starting date, he finished it in 1930, all 20 volumes. At a time when America was in depression and nobody was really interested in buying $5,000 sets of books on people that quite frankly, most people really didn’t care about."
Talk about intrigue…
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