Native Americans - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos from the Pacific Northwest

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  1. A Proud Father with his Daughter - Cummings

    A Proud Father with his Daughter - c. 1890

    Taken by photographer E. G. Cummings of Lewiston, Idaho, this cabinet card view shows a Native American father, likely Nez Perce, proudly holding his daughter. Learn More
  2. Very Small Boy with Prosthetic Hand - Bowman

    A Very Small Boy, with a Prosthetic Hand - 1890s

    This early Bowman portrait features a very small Native American boy with a prosthetic hand, standing on a wicker chair. Learn More
  3. At Home with the Dogs, near Ceililo - Kilburn

    At Home with the Dogs, near Celilo Falls - 1890s

    The original stereoview refers to this modest dwelling as a "wigwam". Built from varied materials, it provides shelter for this family group - perhaps a father and his two sons. Learn More
  4. Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt

    Colville Couple, with Winchester Rifle and River Otter Pelt - c. 1895

    A couple poses outside their log house in ceremonial garb, including a breastplate worn by the man. Learn More
  5. County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - Mitchell

    County Road Crew Near Hoodsport - c. 1895

    At first glance this group portrait appears to be a very diverse logging crew, but a second look reveals that in addition to saws and peaveys, many shovels and grub hoes are visible. Learn More
  6. Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - Crawford

    Dormitory at Chemawa Indian School - c. 1890

    This dormitory was one of the first buildings completed at Chemawa Indian School when it moved from Forest Grove to the Salem area in 1885. Learn More
  7. Dryers and Indian Tents at Big Hop Ranch - Frank La Roche

    Dryers and Indian Tents at Big Hop Ranch - c. 1898

    According to the previous owner of the original print for this image, Big Hop Ranch was located on a flat between Snoqualmie and North Bend, Washington, and included over 300 acres of hops. Learn More
  8. Edna Kash-kash, Cayuse tribe - Moorhouse

    Edna Kash-kash, Cayuse tribe - 1890s

    One of a large number of portraits taken by Major Lee Moorhouse at the Umatilla Reservation, this photo of Edna Kash-kash shows her in front of her reed-mat tepee. Learn More
  9. Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - Kilburn

    Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - 1890s

    Two young men fish for salmon at Celilo, with their catch and some of their implements displayed in the foreground. Learn More
  10. Four Northern Shoshone & Bannock Men - Wrensted

    Four Northern Shoshone & Bannock Men - c. 1895

    The two standing men in this photo are identified: Jack Edmo, a Northern Shoshone, is on the left, and Joe Warren, a Bannock, is on the right. Learn More
  11. Landing a Salmon at The Dalles - Herrin

    Landing a Salmon at The Dalles - 1890s

    A rare early "live action" shot of dip-net fishing at The Dalles. Learn More
  12. Mother and Daughter at Pendleton - Bowman

    Mother and Daughter at Pendleton - c. 1895

    This touching studio portrait was created by Walter Bowman, who for many years operated a photo studio in Pendleton. He often took portraits of people from the nearby Umatilla Reservation. Learn More
  13. My Day at Home. Wa-Ku-Kum - Gifford

    My Day at Home. Wa-Ku-Kum - 1899

    A young woman stands (not very happily) next to her tepee along the south bank of the Columbia River near the Dalles. Learn More
  14. Northern Shoshone or Bannock Couple - Wrensted

    Northern Shoshone or Bannock Couple - c. 1895

    This unknown couple are probably members of the Northern Shoshone or Bannock tribes, based on other photos taken at the time by Benedicte Wrensted. Learn More
  15. Pop-Kio-Wina (Short Arm) - Gifford

    Pop-Kio-Wina (Short Arm) - 1899

    This studio portrait was taken in The Dalles by Benjamin Gifford in 1899. Learn More
  16. The Belle of the Yakimas - La Roche

    The Belle of the Yakimas - 1899

    This striking portrait of an unidentified young woman in native dress was created by Seattle photographer Frank La Roche in 1899. Learn More
  17. The Home Guard. On the Columbia - Gifford

    The Home Guard. On the Columbia - c. 1899

    This variation on Gifford's famous "Sunset on the Columbia" features the family's dog, left behind to guard their tepees pitched along the Columbia River. Learn More
  18. Tule Mat Teepee, Umatilla Reservation - Moorhouse

    Tule Mat Teepee, Umatilla Reservation - c. 1895

    This teepee is covered by traditional tule mats, made from the tule or bulrush, a plant still widespread in wetlands and areas of seasonal flooding. Learn More
  19. Two Cultures at Celilo Falls - Culver Pictures

    Two Cultures at Celilo Falls - c. 1895

    Several Native American men and their dog quietly observe their traditional fishing site and the large fish wheel above it, as a worker looks back at them from its deck. Learn More
  20. Two Women and a Dog - J. A. McIntire

    Two Women and a Dog - Circa 1890

    There are a lot of patterns present in this studio portrait of two women. While each wears traditional jewelry and the woman on the left has a beaded bag, the fabrics and blankets appear to all be factory made. Learn More
  21. Wah-nik-noote, Nez Perce - La Roche

    Wah-nik-noote, Nez Perce - 1899

    This view of Wah-nik-noote is one of two captured by Seattle photographer Frank La Roche in 1899. The other, a profile view apparently taken in the same session, is in the University of Washington library. Learn More
  22. Walking Along the Tracks above Celilo - Kilburn

    Walking Along the Tracks above Celilo Falls - 1890s

    Two young men, probably brothers, walk along the railroad tracks on the Oregon side of Celilo Falls. Learn More
  23. Willamette Falls with Fishing Platform - Crawford

    Willamette Falls with Fishing Platform - c. 1890

    Fishing from platforms by Native Americans was coming to an end at the falls at the time this view was created by Crawford in about 1890. Learn More

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