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

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  1. An Old-timer of Celilo - Markham

    An Old-timer of Celilo - c. 1925

    The weathered face of this unidentified older man tells us a lot, in this portrait by Oregon postcard photographer Benjamin Markham. Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon

    Chief Tommy Thompson and his Wife Flora, Feast of the First Salmon - 1945

    In 1945, Chief Tommy Thompson was ninety years old; his last wife, Flora, was forty-seven. Learn More
  5. Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98

    Chief Tommy Thompson, Age 98 - 1954

    Tommy Thompson served as Chief at Celilo from about 1906 until his death in 1959, two years after the loss of Celilo Falls. Learn More
  6. Drummers, Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo

    Drummers, Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo - 1945

    Five elder drummers play for the worship dance before the meal is served at the Feast of the First Salmon, April 22, 1945. Learn More
  7. Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo Village

    Feast of the First Salmon, Celilo Village - 1945

    Reportedly over 400 people participated in the festivities for the Feast of the First Salmon, held in the longhouse at Celilo Village on the Oregon side of the Columbia. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - Lee

    Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - 1941

    Taken as part of a U. S. Farm Security Administration project, this comparatively recent photo shows two Native American men working a dip net on their slippery platform. Learn More
  10. Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls 2 - Lee

    Fishing for Salmon at Celilo Falls 2 - 1941

    In this comparatively recent photo taken by government photographer Russell Lee, we see an individual fisherman using a dip net to capture salmon at Celilo Falls. Learn More
  11. Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls

    Fishing with a Dip-net at Celilo Falls - 1942

    This dramatic photo shows the size of some of the dip-nets used to catch salmon at Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. Learn More
  12. Fishing, Old and New, at Celilo Falls - Patterson

    Fishing, Old and New, at Celilo Falls - 1910s

    This fishing photo shows two methods of taking salmon at the falls. Learn More
  13. Gaffing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - Prentiss

    Gaffing for Salmon at Celilo Falls - 1921

    Sometimes called "Spearing for Salmon", this popular view shows the use of the gaff hook - a sharp hook at the end of a long pole, used to stab the fish and then lift it to shore. Learn More
  14. Seasonal Yakima Indian Village at Celilo - Lange

    Seasonal Yakima Indian Village at Celilo - 1939

    Notes with the original photo indicate that this encampment at Celilo was used by members of the Yakima tribe during the salmon fishing season at Celilo Falls. Learn More
  15. Tumwater (Celilo) Falls - Crawford

    Tumwater (Celilo) Falls, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Tumwater Falls, the traditional name of the main part of Celilo Falls, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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

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