Museum hosts film screening on tribes

The Tread of Pioneers museum will present a screening of the film “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Chief Theater.

From 1900 to 1930, photographer Edward S. Curtis recorded the daily lives, traditions, cultures, language and hardships of more than 80 American Indian tribal groups.

Curtis dedicated 30 years of his life to this project, because he thought American Indian traditional culture was in jeopardy as tribes were forced to adopt drastically new lifestyles and locations on reservations.

Through the course of his research, Curtis compiled more than 40,000 photographic images from tribes throughout the United States. The Tread of Pioneers Museum is proud owner of 12 of these beautiful photogravures published between 1900 and 1924.

Presented as part of the museum’s Winter Film Series, the screening will include a slideshow of the museum’s Curtis collection before the film.

For a full listing of films and dates in the Winter Film Series, visit the museum’s website,

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