Sacred Legacy

1st Printing – Out of Print

A unique and groundbreaking look at the photography of Edward Curtis. The only book to ever highlight all the photographic print processes in which Curtis worked.

Sacred Legacy is a fitting testament to the profound beauty, meaning, and complexity of Indian life and to Edward Curtis – A man whose wisdom, passion, and strength drove him to devote thirty years to capture the nobility and pride of the Native peoples of North America.

Sacred Legacy is an exquisitely designed tribute to the work of Edward S. Curtis. This groundbreaking new look at Curtis’ photography is drawn exclusively from the comprehensive personal collection of Christopher Cardozo; Sacred Legacy contains many examples of Curtis’ rarest images. Illuminating texts, including an elegant foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday, are woven throughout the pages of this book.


Mosa-Mohave, 1904

Mother Child Apsaroke, 1908

Shot in the Hand Apsaroke, 1908