Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952), In Mut Too Yah Lat Lat or Chief Joseph (Nimi’ipuu [Nez Perce], 1840–1904), 1903, Platinum print, Gift of Citigroup Foundation. P28574

Edward S. Curtis (18681952), In Mut Too Yah Lat Lat or Chief Joseph (Nimi’ipuu [Nez Perce], 18401904), 1903. Platinum print. Gift of Citigroup Foundation. (P28574)

In 1903, Chief Joseph sat for his portrait in Edward S. Curtis’s Seattle studio. Curtis used the proceeds from the sale of platinum print portraits—like this of Chief Joseph, an iconic figure with potential market value—to help fund The North American Indian book project.