National Geographic : 2003 Feb
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback SACAGAWEA The Posing Question Did this Hidatsa hunter really catch this eagle? Maybe. Photographer Edward S. Curtis spent years documenting Native American cultures-including the Hidatsa, the people among whom Sacagawea lived as a war captive. Fourteen of Curtis's images (though not this one) appeared in the July 1907 GEOGRAPHIC, in which he says, "Being photo graphs from life and nature, they show what exists, not what one in the artist's studio presumes might exist." Yet Curtis is known to have posed his sub jects, going so far as to supply them with props. You can find this image as well as access the Flashback photo archives at national geographic.com/ngm/ flashback/0302. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)ISPUBLISHED MONTHLY BYMTE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 114517THSTNWWASHINGTON, DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.S.DEUVERY, $6.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC.ANDATADDTONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.