Hleastunuh, a Skokomish Woman - 1913


Hleastunuh, a Skokomish Woman - Curtis

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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. The Skokomish, or Twana are known as "the people of the river", and their traditional land was the Hood Canal drainage basin in western Washington state. The Skokomish are known for the quality of their baskets, and today many tribal members work in the logging and fishing industries.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA0956
Photographer Edward S. Curtis
Location Washington State
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.8 x 9.4 inches
Photographer's Number Number 3568-12