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Review: Timothy Egan's insightful 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher'
Review: Timothy Egan's insightful 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher'

-------------------- Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 384 pp., $28 -------------------- Edward Curtis was given many names by the native peoples he encountered in his journeys across the North American continent. The Sioux named him for a rock formation, "Pretty Butte." The Hopi saw him sleep on an air mattress and called him "The Man Who Sleeps on His Breath." And the Navajo gave him the moniker that was perhaps most apropos to his profession: "Shadow Catcher." Curtis trapped shadows and light in his box cameras. A century after he opened the shutter of...

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