Edition of 15
Forty miles due south of the Pima reservation, which is present-day Arizona, in five small villages lived the true desert Indian, the Qahatika. They fled to the barren desert after being defeated by the Apache tribe.
Photographed in 1908, this large, archival print was created using a high-resolution scan from an original Curtis photogravure. Before scanning, each vintage photogravure is professionally conserved to restore the print to its original appearance and fidelity. Using pigment-based inks, to ensure archival stability, the image is printed onto special mould-made, fiber-based, acid-free watercolor paper. This process ensures that each image is faithfully created to the original intent of Edward S. Curtis.