"In The Land of the Head Hunters" - Edward S. Curtis (Billboard)
The Film: Curtis collaborated with an all-Native cast to make this romantic melodrama; featuring love, war, and ritual set before the arrival of Europeans on the North Pacific Coast.
The Score: Composer John Braham's long-lost original score; reunited with the film and performed live on stage for the first time since 1914.
The Dancers: The Gwa'wina Dancers, featuring descendants of the film's cast; presenting and discussing songs and dances drawn from those pictured in the film.
The Photographs: Two new photo exhibits re-view Edward Curtis; putting his images into dialogue with Northwest First Nations, artists, and scholars.
Edward Curtis's landmark 1914 silent film; newly restored and framed by live performances of the original musical score and Kwakwaka'wakw dance.
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Curtis's Landmark 1914 Silent Film of Pacific Northwest First Nations Culture

Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema

U'mista Cultural Society: Statement of Participation, William T. Cranmer
Foreword. Bill Holm
Preface. Brad Evans and Aaron Glass

Introduction. Edward Curtis Meets the Kwakwaka'wakw: Cultural Encounter and Indigenous Agency In the Land of The Head Hunters, Aaron Glass and Brad Evans

Part One: Mediating Indians/Complicating Curtis

1. Edward S. Curtis and In the Land of the Head Hunters: Four Contexts, Mick Gidley

2. Images of Time: Portraiture in The North American Indian, Shamoon Zamir

3. Indian Landscapes: Pauline Johnson and Edward Curtis, Kate Flint

4. A Chamber of Echoing Songs: Edward Curtis as a Musical Ethnographer, Ira Jacknis

Photo Essay 1: "At the Kitchen Table with Edward S. Curtis," Jeff Thomas

Part Two: Head Hunters across Two Centuries

5. Consuming the Head Hunters: A Century of Film Reception, Aaron Glass and Brad Evans

6. Unmasking the Documentary: Notes on the Anxiety of Edward Curtis, Colin Browne

7. Indian Movies and the Vernacular of Modernism, Brad Evans

8. Musical Intertextuality in Indigenous Film: Making and Remaking In the Land of the Head Hunters, Klisala Harrison

9. Reflections on Working with Edward Curtis, Barbara Cranmer (T'lakwagilogwa)

Photo Essay 2: "Old Images/New Views: Indigenous Perspectives on Edward Curtis"

Part Three: Reimagining Curtis Today

10. In the Land of the Head Hunters: Reconstruction, not Restoration, Jere Guldin

11. In the Land of the Head Hunters and the History of Silent Film Music, David Gilbert

12. Performing Braham, Interpreting Curtis: A Conversation on Conducting, Neal Stulberg, Owen Underhill, Timothy Long, and Laura Ortman

13. "What the Creator Gave to Us": An Interview with William Wasden Jr. (Waxawidi)

14. Cultural Interpretation, Dave Hunsaker

15. The Kwakwaka'wakw Business of Showing: Tradition Meets Modernity on the Silver Screen and the World's Stage, Aaron Glass

Afterword: Twentieth Century Fox, Paul Chaat Smith

Appendix 1: Promotional Images for In the Land of the Head Hunters
Appendix 2: The Kwakwaka'wakw Cast and Crew of In the Land of the Head Hunters
Appendix 3: Curtis Film Props in the Collection of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Appendix 4: Title Cards from the 2008 Reconstruction of In the Land of the Head Hunters

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Executive Producers: Aaron Glass, Brad Evans, Andrea Sanborn