Colville Mother and Child - c. 1860


Colville Mother and Child - Royal Engineers

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This very early photo of a Colville mother and her infant child was taken by the Corps of Royal Engineers, likely near Spokane. The baby is wrapped in the traditional way on a cradleboard. The original name of the Colville tribe is unknown - at least to me.

They were given the name of Fort Colville, which in turn was named after Andrew Colville of the Hudson's Bay Company. The current home of the tribe is on the Colville Indian Reservation in eastern Washington.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0204
Photographer Corps of Royal Engineers
Location Washington State
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Copy Negative
Size of Original 5.4 x 6.9 inches
Photographer's Number No