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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Colville Mother and Child - Royal Engineers

    Colville Mother and Child - c. 1860

    This very early photo of a Colville mother and her infant child was taken by the Corps of Royal Engineers, likely near Spokane. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - Royal Engineers

    Early Tepee and Canoe, Pend Oreille River - c. 1860

    A bark canoe and a reed-mat covered tepee sit across the Pend Oreille River from the British Northwest Boundary Commission's encampment near the Canadian border. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Hleastunuh, a Skokomish Woman - Curtis

    Hleastunuh, a Skokomish Woman - 1913

    We know little about Hleastunuh besides her name. Her striking image, captured here by Curtis, contrasts the textures of her own hair and weathered skin with a woven mat she wears as a garment. 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 Camp at the Head of the Dalles - Watkins

    Indian Camp at the Head of the Dalles - 1867

    Seen from the Washington side of the Columbia, a modest dwelling overlooks the head of the Dalles, where the river narrows on the far side heading downstream to the right. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Indian House, Colville - National Photo Company

    Indian House, Colville - circa 1910

    This quiet photograph, probably taken on the Colville Reservation, feels much like a still-life in its arrangement of buildings, tepees, and a wagon. Learn More
  13. Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near The Dalles #1 - c. 1925

    Part of a series of petroglyph photos by Markham, this view consists mostly of game animals, with what appears to be a stylized sun and a bird near the bottom. Learn More
  14. Indian Petroglyphs Near Wishram, Washington - Markham

    Indian Petroglyphs Near Wishram, Washington - c. 1925

    We attribute this photo of an intricate petroglyph to Benjamin Markham. Though unsigned, it is similar in presentation to his other real photo postcards. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. Kalispel Couple in Traditional Dress - Royal Engineers

    Kalispel Couple, Wearing Traditional Dress - c. 1861

    This early portrait by the Royal Engineers, and others in its series, are notable as they are some of the first photographs made of Northwest Native Americans. Learn More
  17. Light House Joe, a Makah, on Neah Bay - Curtis

    Light House Joe, a Makah, on Neah Bay - 1910

    This view by Asahel Curtis shows Light House Joe posing next to his canoe with his hand-made wooden harpoon and sealskin buoys. Learn More
  18. Makah Indian Basket Weavers - Curtis

    Makah Indian Basket Weavers - 1910

    Asahel Curtis, brother of the more well-known Edward S. Curtis, also produced photos of Native Americans - often focusing on the Makah tribe in northwest Washington. Learn More
  19. Makah Woman Carrying Firewood - Curtis

    Makah Woman Carrying Firewood - 1910

    In this photo by Asahel Curtis, brother of Edward S. Curtis, an elderly Makah woman brings firewood back to her home, somewhere on the northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula. Learn More
  20. Older Klickitat Man, Profile - Curtis

    Older Klickitat Man, Profile - c. 1910

    One of two portraits of this unnamed man published in "The North American Indian", both are exercises in simplicity - white hair, weathered skin, and a blanket. Learn More
  21. Older Wishram Woman - Curtis

    Older Wishram Woman - circa 1910

    This older woman is wearing a traditional woven basket hat as well as a dentalium placed through a piercing in the septum of her nose. Learn More
  22. Part of Kettle Falls on the Columbia - Corps of Royal Engineers

    Part of Kettle Falls on the Columbia - 1860

    Kettle Falls (Salish: Shonitkwu, meaning "roaring or noisy waters") was an ancient and important salmon fishing site on the upper reaches of the Columbia River, in what is today the U.S. state of Washington. Learn More
  23. Preparing Salmon, Wishram - Curtis

    Preparing Salmon, Wishram - c. 1910

    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. Learn More
  24. Saying Farewell to Kettle Falls, on the Columbia - Wallace Gamble

    Saying Farewell to Kettle Falls, on the Columbia - 1940

    Headed by Chief Jim James, center, with the beaded vest, these Colville and others give the farewell sign to their traditional fishing grounds at Kettle Falls. Learn More
  25. Shores of Shoalwater (Willapa) Bay - Curtis

    Shores of Shoalwater (Willapa) Bay - 1913

    Shoalwater Bay was an early name for what we now know as Willapa Bay in southwest Washington, separated from the Pacific by Long Beach Peninsula. Learn More
  26. Silto, a Quilliute - Curtis

    Silto, a Quilliute - 1913

    About all we know about Silto is that Edward S. Curtis published two photos of him in his multi-volume set, "The North American Indian". Learn More
  27. 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
  28. The Fish Carrier - Curtis

    The Fish Carrier - c. 1910

    A young Wishram woman pauses at the banks of the Columbia River with her woven fish basket on her back, suspended by a traditional head-strap as shown in detail view 1. Learn More
  29. The King of the Seas in the Hands of the Makahs - Curtis

    The King of the Seas in the Hands of the Makahs - 1910

    When the Makah in 1855 ceded thousands of acres of land to the government of the United States, they explicitly reserved their right to whale within the Treaty of Neah Bay. This view illustrates the process of beginning to cut up a whale on the shore. Learn More
  30. 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
  31. Three of Spokane Chief Garry's Men - Royal Engineers

    Three of Spokane Chief Garry's Men - c. 1860

    Three of Chief Garry's inner circle, in this early photograph by the Corps of Royal Engineers. Learn More
  32. 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
  33. Two of the Old Originals - Palmer

    Two of the Old Originals - c. 1910

    This portrait of an older Native American couple was created by Spokane photographer Frank Palmer in the early part of the twentieth century. Learn More
  34. Village of the Kalispel - Curtis

    Village of the Kalispel - c. 1910

    This scene was captured by Edward S. Curtis, probably along the Pend Oreille River in eastern Washington, part of the original Kalispel territory and location of the current Kalispel reservation. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. Wife of Mnainak, Yakima - Curtis

    Wife of Mnainak, Yakima - c. 1910

    The husband of the woman pictured here was Mnainak, described by Curtis as "probably the man of greatest influence among the remnant of the cognate bands that constitute the Yakima." Learn More
  37. Wishram Bride - Curtis

    Wishram Bride - c. 1910

    A young woman shows off her wedding outfit in this photo by Edward S. Curtis. The Wishram people lived on the Washington side of the Columbia at the Dalles. Learn More
  38. Wishram Woman - Edward S.Curtis

    Wishram Woman - 1910

    This soft portrait is one of a number taken by photographer Curtis in 1910 when he visited the Wishram people, on the north side of the Columbia near The Dalles. Learn More
  39. Wishram Young Woman - Curtis

    Wishram Young Woman - c. 1910

    This striking portrait in profile of a young Wishram woman was copyrighted by Edward S. Curtis in 1910, and included in his classic work "The North American Indian". Learn More
  40. Young Quinault Woman - Edward S. Curtis1

    Young Quinault Woman - 1913

    This image of a young woman was created by Edward Curtis as part of his multi-volume series, "The American Indian". Learn More

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