Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98 - 1954


Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98

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Tommy Thompson served as Chief at Celilo from about 1906 until his death in 1959, two years after the loss of Celilo Falls. A full-blooded member of the Wyam tribe, he was born at Celilo, where his ancestors had always lived and fished. He strongly opposed the building of The Dalles Dam, and continued to live year-round at Celilo till he moved to a Hood River rest home shortly before his death.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0778
Photographer Unknown
Location Celilo Falls, Hood River, Hood River County, Wasco County
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1950s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Smaller Print
Size of Original 3.3 x 4.3 inches
Photographer's Number No