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

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  1. Celilo Falls on the Columbia - Gifford

    Celilo Falls on the Columbia - 1900

    This view of three men looking over Celilo Falls is one of Benjamin Gifford's better-known photos, and rightly so. Learn More
  2. Chief Charlot, Flathead Reservation - Forsyth

    Chief Charlot, Flathead Reservation - 1908

    Known for his scenic Montana stereoviews, photographer Forsyth created this portrait shortly before Charlot's death in 1910. Charlot led the struggle for his people to remain in the Bitter Root Valley. Learn More
  3. Chief Charlot, Salish

    Chief Charlot, Salish - 1907

    Charlot was head chief of the Bitterroot Salish, sometimes known as the Flatheads, from the time of his father's death in 1870 until his own death in 1910. Learn More
  4. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - Gill

    Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - 1900

    This portrait of Chief Joseph was taken when he visited Washington, DC, in April of 1900. Learn More
  5. Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - Curtis

    Chief Joseph, Nez Perce - c. 1903

    This portrait of Chief Joseph was copyrighted in 1903 by Edward S. Curtis. It was likely taken when Chief Joseph visited Curtis in November of 1903 at his studio in Seattle. Learn More
  6. Daughter of the Wild - Haran

    Daughter of the Wild - 1907

    This evocative study of a young woman was created by James Haran, an award-winning Portland amateur photographer. Learn More
  7. Fish Hawk, War Chief of the Cayuses - Moorhouse

    Fish Hawk, War Chief of the Cayuses - 1903

    Major Lee Moorhouse created a number of portraits of Chief Fish Hawk, including this striking closeup. Our reproduction is made from a large print - the original glass plate is in the University of Oregon collection. Learn More
  8. Hoo-sis-mox-mox (Yellow Hair), Chief of the Palouse - Moorhouse

    Hoo-sis-mox-mox (Yellow Hair), Chief of the Palouse - 1900

    Hoo-sis-mox-mox was selected by the Palouse people to become chief in 1886 after chief Big Thunder died. Learn More
  9. Hop Pickers, Near Skokomish Reservation

    Hop Pickers, Near Skokomish Reservation - c. 1900

    We don't know the names of these women or their daughters, but they are typical of many residents of the Skokomish Reservation who worked in nearby hop fields at the turn of the last century. Learn More
  10. Indian Carvings on Rocks Near Big Slough - Vail

    Indian Carvings on Rocks Near Big Slough - 1905

    This photo was taken in what we now know as Petroglyph Canyon, located in south central Washington State near Columbia Hills State Park. Learn More
  11. Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - Vail

    Indian Village at The Dalles, Washington Side - 1905

    This rare, and detailed, early view of a village on the Washington side of The Dalles is printed from an original glass negative created by amateur photographer Willis Vail. Learn More
  12. Jennie Michel, "The Last of her Tribe"

    Jennie Michel, "The Last of her Tribe" - 1905

    Jennie Michel, a well-known (and often photographed) Clatsop basket weaver, was sometimes referred to as "The Last of her Tribe", though others of the Clatsop lineage outlived her. Learn More
  13. Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - Indahl

    Jennie Michel, Clatsop Basket Maker - c. 1900

    Jennie Michel, also known as Lady Michel or Princess Tsin-is-tum, was born in about 1815. Her father and uncle knew Lewis and Clark. Learn More
  14. Old and New in Klamath County - M. S. Stewart Company

    Old and New in Klamath County - c. 1908

    Three local Native American men join the driver of this early, and quite substantial, automobile in a contrast of the traditional and the modern. Learn More
  15. Oregon's Indian Madonna - Gifford

    Oregon's Indian Madonna - c. 1905

    Gifford's affection for soft-focus especially lends itself to "Oregon's Indian Madonna", one of his most famous photos. Learn More
  16. Periods of Time - White

    Periods of Time - 1902

    This classic photo of different generations was taken by Oregon amateur photographer Lily White, likely somewhere along the Columbia River. Learn More
  17. Stage Stopping at Fort Klamath Indian Agency - Tibbitts

    Stage Stopping at Fort Klamath Indian Agency - c. 1908

    The original Klamath Indian Agency was located about two miles from Fort Klamath, and was thus sometimes referred to as "Fort Klamath Indian Agency", which was the title Howard Tibbitts gave to this photograph. Learn More
  18. The Sewing Machine - Miller

    The Sewing Machine - 1904

    The original title of this view was "The New Home", the brand of sewing machine being used by this unidentified Native American woman. Learn More
  19. Three Klamath Men at Discovery Point, Crater Lake - Tibbitts

    Three Klamath Men at Discovery Point, Crater Lake - c. 1908

    This image is from a glass negative created by early Sunset Magazine photographer Howard Tibbits, who visited Crater Lake in about 1908. Learn More
  20. Totem Pole at Pioneer Place, Seattle - Webster and Stevens

    Totem Pole at Pioneer Place, Seattle - c. 1909

    The buildings seen here were all built after the great fire of 1889. The Tlingit totem pole was essentially stolen from Alaska by businessmen and placed in the plaza in 1899. Learn More
  21. Warm Springs Indian Agency - Moorhouse

    Warm Springs Indian Agency - c. 1901

    While this view is not signed, we attribute it to Moorhouse since it so closely resembles some of his other photos. As Indian Agent for the Umatillas, Moorhouse was himself responsible in 1890 for acquiring funds for the school buildings, which make up most of the structures in this photo. Learn More
  22. Young Man with Face Paint - Wilder

    Young Man with Face Paint - 1903

    A young man in a mixture of traditional and store-bought attire sits solemnly for a portrait. Learn More

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