Title Profile & Character Information

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Annotation
Curtis was a famed photographer and outdoorsman when in 1900 he became determined to chronicle Native American culture before it vanished entirely. He worked mightily to photograph more than 80 tribes, eventually producing 20 volumes. But his family life and reputation splintered, and he died penniless. Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Book Award winner. With a 75,000-copy first printing and a ten-city tour; read with Marianne Wigginss exquisite novel The Shadow Catcher.

Awards
2013  American Library Association Notable Books

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Multicultural
Sociological
Biography
TopicsPhotographers
Native American history
Native American culture
Tribal life
American history
Social history
Ethnology
American West