Indian Camp at the Head of the Dalles - 1867


Indian Camp at the Head of the Dalles - Watkins

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Seen from the Washington side of the Columbia, a modest dwelling overlooks the head of the Dalles, where the river narrows on the far side heading downstream to the right. Detail 1 shows the family's horses and "travois" -- a carrying device made from two poles to pull heavy loads. This device was adopted from tribes east of the Rocky Mountains. Smaller versions of the travois were sometimes pulled by dogs. Detail 2 shows the scalloped pattern at the river's edge, indicating the changing water levels that occurred at this spot.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0153
Photographer Carleton Watkins
Location Columbia Gorge, Wasco County, Washington State
Subject Native Americans, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 3.1 x 3.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 1326