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Website design and programming: John C. Amodeo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Website funding and technical support: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


  • Edmund Schwinke photographs from Curtis’s 1914 film sets (courtesy Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture)
  • Contemporary pictures of Alert Bay (courtesy U’mista Cultural Society, Sharon Eva Grainger, and Aaron Glass)
  • Images of the original John Braham score (courtesy Getty Research Library)
  • Exhibit “Old Images/New Views: Responding to Edward Curtis” (texts courtesy the authors and UBC Museum of Anthropology)
  • Exhibit “Staging Edward Curtis: Photographs by Sharon Eva Grainger” (images courtesy Sharon Eva Grainger and U’mista Cultural Society)


  • All elements of the original John Braham film score (courtesy Getty Research Library)
  • Recording of the score’s “Prelude” (made by the Turning Point Ensemble)
  • Synthesized samples of the score (prepared by David Gilbert, UCLA, in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute)
  • Original Curtis wax cylinder recordings (courtesy Archive of Traditional Music, Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • Contemporary recordings of Kwakwaka’wakw music by the Gwa’wina Dancers (courtesy Gwa’wina Dancers and U’mista Cultural Society).


  • Scenes from the un-restored 1914 version of In the Land of the Head Hunters (courtesy The Field Museum).
  • Scenes from the 1974 version, In the Land of the War Canoes (courtesy University of Washington Press and Milestone Films).
  • Scenes from the newly restored 2014 version of In the Land of the Head Hunters (courtesy Milestone Films, UCLA Film & Television Archives, and The Field Museum).


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