Preparing Salmon, Wishram - c. 1910


Preparing Salmon, Wishram - Curtis

(Click to enlarge detail views. Only the full view is available for sale.)

In addition to the size options listed below, we also offer Canvas Wraps and Image Licensing.

* Required Fields


While this Wishram woman is likely preparing salmon for drying for her own family, for centuries the Wishram people dried thousands of pounds of Salmon for trading with other tribes. When Lewis and Clark arrived at the Dalles of the Columbia in 1805, they visited the Wishram village of Nixluidix, meaning "trading place". They learned that in the trading season just ending, many tribes had come to trade for dried salmon. Locals brought venison, roots and berries, while more distant tribes like the Nez Perce traded skins, horses and buffalo meat.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0952
Photographer Edward S. Curtis
Location Washington State
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.9 x 9.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 3026-09