Rare collection on tribal life given to Seattle library
January 9, 2017
SEATTLE (AP) — Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt has donated her rare collection of photographer Edward S.Curtis' work on tribal life in the early 20th century to The Seattle Public Library.
City Librarian Marcellus Turner says the library is "beyond honored" to receive the collection, called "The North American Indian."
Curtis, the famed Seattle photographer who died in 1952, feared tribal traditions were vanishing and made it his life's work to document them.