Saying Goodbye - The Funeral of Chief Tommy Thompson - 1959


Saying Goodbye - The Funeral of Chief Tommy Thompson - Allan de Lay

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This solemn photo was taken for the Oregonian by photographer Allan Delay in April of 1959 at the site of the funeral for Chief Tommy Thompson. The newspaper caption reads, "The grave of the chief was dug in the center of this rocky hilltop cemetery, which to the east has a view out over the Columbia River."

These are part of the mourners who gathered for chanting and prayers. Chief Thompson served as chief at Celilo from about 1906 until his death, which occurred two years after Celilo Falls were flooded by The Dalles Dam.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1337
Photographer Allan de Lay
Location Celilo Falls, Wasco County
Subject Group Portraits, Native Americans
Decade 1950s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 5.4 x 8.0 inches
Photographer's Number No