ERIC Number: ED150136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Traditional Native American Ball Games in the Early 20th Century Recorded by Edward S. Curtis, Artist with a Camera.
Pesavento, Wilma J.
The work of Edward S. Curtis, who studied and recorded American Indian culture with a camera, is described in this paper. Curtis recorded on film, with explanatory text, a photo-history of eighty tribes west of the Missouri River. The role of games and their accompanying mythology was one of the salient features of Curtis's work. The general purpose of this study was to determine whether the traditional native American ball games continued to be positive culture traits of the American Indian in the early twentieth century. Four traditional ball games are described. The myths surrounding these games are related in this paper. In analyzing the work of this photo-artist, the author of the paper concludes that traditional native ball games continue to be positive culture traits of a number of native North American tribes. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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