Thursday, July 26, 2012

Technology, Photography and the Indian Spirit

It is impossible to seek out the face of Sitting Bull, and even more the knowing of Crazy Horse; for one, the photograph is never justice, nor his prime. The other never sat for a white man's camera machine.

Rebecca Solnit wrote about the Ghost Dance and technology. I have to look that up.

I've just come from Little Bighorn, and you cannot but cry and cry. Such nobility in its last. Ignoble.

1 comment:

James G. Leventhal said...

Here's a link to part of the Solnit quote: http://loveitallabove.blogspot.com/2008/12/unpacking-this-is-going-to-take-me.html having spent a little more time here now, I cannot accept this. There is so much tragedy to the Ghost Dance, I think her comparison now an insult? An unnecessary irreverence?