Point and Shoot: Julia Tuell
and Company, acrylic
on masonite, 24"x18"
Julia Tuell was a photographer who lived
and taught among the Cheyenne at the turn of the century and developed
close friendships with Cheyennes and members of other tribes. As
Rocky the Flying Squirrel demonstrates, photography is a powerful
weapon which can educate or misinform. Tuell's work stands in direct
opposion of the better known work of Edward Curtis, who would often
provide outfits for his subjects to make them look more "Indian."